ILH Staff - Israel Hayom - June 11, 2021
Speaking at 3rd Sovereignty Youth conference in Gush Etzion, Jonathan Pollard says "We received this land from God, not the US, not the British, not the UN."
No one will tell the Jewish people where they can live, Jonathan Pollard said Thursday, speaking at this year's Sovereignty Youth conference, which opened Thursday at the Oz VeGaon Nature Preserve in Gush Etzion.
The conference launched an official initiative to expand the borders of Jerusalem to include Mevasseret Zion, Gush Etzion, Maaleh Adumim, and some settlements in the Binyamin Regional Council.
"We received this land from God, not from the United States, not from the British, not from the United Nations, but from God. There is no need for us to explain our belief that this land is ours. No one will tell us where to live. The days of the ghetto have ended. We are a free Jewish people," Pollard said, adding that no American president would tell the Jewish people where they were allowed or not allowed to live.
Pollard said that Prime Minister-designate Naftali Bennett "must take action to defend our honor in the future," and urged conference participants to demand that Israel sovereignty over the four communities in northern Samaria that were evacuated as part of the 2005 disengagement plan be restored.
Pollard also called for more construction throughout Area C, due to "the need to expand Jerusalem."
"Our objective is to ensure a Jewish majority and prevent the isolation of the city," which he said was the goal of the Biden administration.
Touching on Israel's annual flag march, which was cancelled on Jerusalem Day due to escalating tensions in Jerusalem and postponed again after being pushed to June 10, Pollard asked, "Where will it end?"
"Security officials have no problem seeing Arabs with Palestinian flags on the Temple Mount ... and that's OK? They are in our capital with Hamas flags. We must change our mentality," he said.
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