Saturday, December 30, 2006

Josh Hasten's NYT Letter

This appeared in today's New York Times:-

You say that a proposed new settlement “adds nothing to Israel’s security.” But without the presence of Jewish communities on strategic West Bank highlands, the suburbs of Tel Aviv would very likely come under Palestinian rocket bombardments similar to the attacks suffered by Israelis living on the outskirts of Gaza.

Those daily attacks actually prove that the withdrawal from settlements only enables the Palestinians to continue to pursue a path of violence.

Josh Hasten
Jerusalem, Dec. 27, 2006

Josh is a former spokesman for the Yesha Council and it is unfortunate that the Council does not employ him or someone else on a regular basis to engage in information and media activities.

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