Israel must make it clear that Jews will remain in the city of Hevron, Education Minister Gidon Saar (Likud) said Tuesday. “We must not mislead the Arabs into thinking that one day there will be no Jews living in Kiryat Arba and Hevron,” he said during a tour of Judea.There's more you can read at the link, and I'm glad he's spoken out on a crucial issue.
A Jewish presence in the Biblical city is crucial “in order to maintain our ability to visit and pray in the Tomb of the Patriarchs, one of the most important places to the Jewish people,” Saar explained.
He said he would act to bring all Israeli students to visit Hevron, particularly the Tomb of the Patriarchs. Currently, all Israeli students are to visit Jerusalem at least once during their school career.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
GIDEON SAAR SPEAKS ON BEHALF OF HEVRON
The government education minister has made a vital point about why we must maintain a strong tie to Hevron:
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