On Sunday 26th September, thousands of Likud supporters spent the day touring around the various different historic sites within the region of Samaria as part of an event initiated by MK Danny Danon (Likud) and organized by World Likud, so to show their solidarity and support for all the settlements in Judea and Samaria, as well as to symbolize the significance of the end of the previous 10 months building freeze within the region.
In the morning over 50 buses of Likud members from all over Israel and abroad, departed to visit such fascinating sites such as Shiloh, Elon Moreh, Har Bracha and numerous spectacular observation points. At 3pm, MK Danny Danon and the Head of the Samaria Regional Council Chair, Gershon Mesika, laid a stone to symbolize the commencement of a new kindergarten in Kiryat Netafim near Ariel. After this formal ceremony, tractors and concrete mixers began to work to build the new kindergarten, before the evening’s celebration ceremony.
The first stone and cement is put down for the new kindergarten
On September 26th, the building freeze in the settlements will end at exactly 6:06 p.m. Likud MK Danny Danon says the second this time is reached, they will break ground in Judea and Samaria. He will not allow the opponents to extend the freeze any longer than they already have.
Danon told the Jerusalem Post that “opponents of the freeze are already planning a large ceremony in Samaria for that moment, complete with tractors that will break ground for new homes.”
In addition to Danny Danon of Likud, the heads of political parties such as, Yisrael Beitenu, Shas, United Torah Judaism and Habayit Hayehudi have always been strongly opposed to extending the freeze later than September 26th. They believe the settlements of Judea and Samaria are key to Israel’s independence and that Israel must maintain it’s position regarding these areas.
Everyone is invited to join World Likud to show your support for the pioneers of Judea & Samaria.
When: September 26th, 2010
Where: Judea & Samaria (transportation will be available by bus from all over Israel)
Who: Everyone is invited
If you would like to participate or need more information, call the World Likud Headquarters at 972-3-6295017.
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The July 6th, 2010 meeting of the two leaders went much more smoothly than last time. Many Israelis expected President Obama to urge Prime Minister Netanyahu to extend the settlement freeze in Judea and Samaria. MK Danny Danon has stated that he feels it is Netanyahu’s responsibility to tell Obama that it is the right of Jews to live in Jerusalem, and the world must respect these rights. Danon firmly believes that the Prime Minister must adhere to the right-wing Likud platforms, and make sure building will resume on September 26th in Judea and Samaria.
President Obama began by stating that he strongly believes direct peace talks must occur before the 10-month building freeze in the settlements is up. Obama said, “I believe Prime Minister Netanyahu wants peace. I think he is willing to take risks for peace.” In response, Netanyahu simply stated that measures are being taken to further the peace process.
Likud approves resumption of construction upon freeze’s end
Likud Central Committee votes in favor of resumption of construction in settlements in September; prime minister conspicuously missing from vote
The Likud Central Committee approved Thursday a proposal put forward by Knesset Member Danny Danon calling for the resumption of construction in the settlements in September upon the end of the temporary freeze period announced by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The prime minister did not attend the vote, as an act of protest.
Ministers Debate Ousting Anti-Israel MKs
by Hillel Fendel
The ministerial committee for legislation will debate the proposed “Zouabi bill,” stipulating that MKs who actively support armed struggle against Israel will be ousted from the Knesset.
The bill is named for freshman Arab MK Hanin Zouabi, a woman who was aboard the Turkish Marmarsi ship together with Hamas-supporting IHH terrorists in its attempt to break the Israeli blockade on Gaza. Her anti-Israel stance has long been well-known and documented, but her participation in the flotilla and her subsequent attempt to speak in the Knesset while MKs of various factions shouted her down and attempted to remove her have cemented her position as Israel’s #1 public enemy.
The bill now under consideration was submitted by Likud MK Danny Danon. It states that an incumbent Knesset Member who takes part in supporting an enemy’s armed struggle against the State of Israel must be removed from the Knesset.
Ministerial committee approves ‘Shalit law’
Almost year after removing it from government’s agenda, Prime Minister Netanyahu decides to advance law toughening conditions of Hamas prisoners.
The Ministerial Committee on Legislative Affairs on Sunday approved a bill aimed at aggravating the conditions of Hamas prisoners jailed in Israel in a bid to pressure the Palestinian organization to advance the talks for kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit’s release.
Ynet reported several weeks ago that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu removed his objection to the bill, after working to postpone a discussion on the proposal last summer in light of security element’s objection.
The bill will now be brought to the Knesset for a preliminary reading with the coalition’s support. The exact changes in the prisoners’ conditions will be determined later on.
The bill, initiated by Knesset Members Danny Danon and Yariv Levin (Likud), addresses prisoners that were convicted for being members in a terrorist organization “that holds an Israeli citizen or resident in conditions of imprisonment, without allowing him to receive visitors.”
MK Danon: Netanyahu Lulling Likud to Sleep
by Gil Ronen
“Prime Minister [Binyamin] Netanyahu wants to lull the Likud movement to sleep,” MK Danny Danon (Likud) warned Tuesday. The first-term parlimentarian and former World Likud head, who is one of the more prominently nationalistic Knesset members in the ruling party, said that Netanyahu wants to prevent the upcoming elections to the Likud’s internal institutions so that he can “enjoy quiet on the internal front in the next two years.”
“Our interest is the opposite of that.” he explained. “We must strengthen the Prime Minister by having the Likud and its institutions act in the face of the pressure by the US and [President Barack] Obama. The Likud movement will stand up and tell them – we will not renew the freeze in Judea and Samaria and we will not freeze Jerusalem.”
MK vows to ‘raise awareness of Israel’s rights’
By ABE SELIG
As MK Danny Danon (Likud) participates in 90th anniversary of the San Remo Conference.
To mark the 90th anniversary of the San Remo Conference, at which the Allied powers incorporated the Balfour Declaration into international law by pledging to give the Jews a national home in Palestine, several events were held over the weekend held in the Italian resort town.
All of the events were organized by the European Coalition for Israel in conjunction with Canadian Supporters for Israel’s Rights, who wrote in an introductory note for the weekend’s proceedings:
“We do not believe that diplomacy should be divorced from international law,” the note read. “None of the recent peace plans issued to date mentions the legal rights of Israel enshrined in international law. This seminar will take a closer look at the historical and legal realities of the Middle East, based on the proceedings of the San Remo Peace Conference in April 1920.”
Danon slams Indyk for ‘intervening’
By REBECCA ANNA STOIL
Shortly after Indyk’s interview, however, Danon opened a campaign that seemed to emphasize Indyk’s statements. The freshman MK and head of World Likud set up a virtual hour glass to count down the weeks, days, hours and minutes until September 26, 2010 – the day the 10-month settlement housing-start freeze put in place by the cabinet is set to end, at www.dannydanon.com/he/. The clock can be downloaded to computer desktops and mobile phones to serve as a screen saver and will soon appear on popular online news sites.
“This is a reminder to Prime Minister Netanyahu that we are counting down the days and hours until the end of this mistaken building freeze,” Danon said. “The prime minister promised the members of the Likud Party that on the 26th of September we will resume building in these important communities. We are eagerly awaiting that day.
“We know that the American administration will begin pressuring the prime minister in the beginning of May to extend the freeze, and we hope to counter this effort by helping him remain firm in his commitment to the residents of Judea and Samaria and to the principles of our history and his movement.”
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Town of Eli
MKs to Barak on Heroes’ Homes: ‘You’re Evading Responsibility’
by Hillel Fendel
Defense Minister Ehud Barak has asked the Supreme Court to postpone, for six months, the decision on the homes in Eli and Haresha. MKs say that Barak is evading the only just outcome, namely, for him to sign the official authorization legalizing the neighborhoods.
Several months ago, the Supreme Court set a deadline of May 1 for the State Prosecution to apprise the Supreme Court of its intended schedule for demolishing the 18 permanent buildings in Haresha and Yovel [Eli]. Though the residents and local authorities legal advisors showed that the buildings and neighborhoods are legal and merely lack the Defense Minister’s final authorization, the Supreme Court accepted Peace Now’s petition against their legality and ordered the buildings razed. The case has been in adjudication for five years.
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