I attended this event and can verify that there were over 3000 in attendance. The atmosphere was really charged and the audience was charged up. YNET poorly reported this event to besmirch it.
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Cabinet ministers no-show at anti-peace-talks conference: The hopes of some 1,000 attendees ofÂ JerusalemÂ conference to see high-profile politicians were dashed on Wednesday, as ministers Yisrael Katz, Yair Shamir and Uri Ariel scorned the event, contrary to its promoters’ promises.
By Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, INN
The participants, which includedÂ the headsÂ of the settlement enterprise in Judea and Samaria as well as prominent MKs, called on the Israeli government to ignore the pressure and threats from the world and to continue to build new communities in Judea and Samaria.
“The main message is to build new communities on theÂ mountainsÂ of Judea and Samaria,” saidÂ Daniela Weiss, head of the Nachala movement and co-organizer of the convention, in a conversation withÂ Arutz Sheva.
“There is still a huge space that hasn’t been built upon and is defined as ‘government land’. It’s about 600,000 acres that isÂ government propertyÂ and we want to build new settlements on this property,” she declared.
Rabbi Mordechai Rabinowitz, a resident of the Binyamin region community of Givat AssafÂ which has faced threats of demolition, said that the convention issued a call to Israel to build in Judea and Samaria because, as he put it, there is no such thing as two states for two peoples.
“We’ve had enough of this ridiculous notion of two states for two peoples,” he said. “There aren’t two peoples that have a claim on the land of Israel. The Palestinians aren’t a people and it’s about time that everybody went back to the original formula of the Zionist establishment: establishing aÂ homelandÂ for the people of Israel only.”