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Lapid calls for 'separation from Palestinians' Photo: Ido Erez
Lapid calls for 'separation from Palestinians' Photo: Ido Erez
Bennett plants tree in Hebron Photo: Aner Green
Bennett plants tree in Hebron Photo: Aner Green

As Bennett plants tree in Hebron, Lapid calls for 'separation from Palestinians'

Pro-peace-process activist took to streets to express support of Kerry, with Lapid joining them claiming it was time for Israel 'to separate from Palestinians.' Meanwhile, Bennett takes to Hebron to plant olive tree for future generations

Moran Azulay
Published: 01.16.14, 21:52 / Israel News

Activists supporting peace talks took to the streets Thursday, holding demonstrations at 20 key junctions across the nation. Among those expressing their support for the peace process were Yesh Atid activists, who were surprised to receive a visit from Finance Minister Yair Lapid.



Lapid addressed the demonstrators and expressed optimism at the political process, saying: "A political process is under way; we are here because it is real." He added that "we will not miss this chance, it is time to separate from the Palestinians."


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Lapid further stressed that it was important to show Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that there is support for a peace deal. "Yesh Atid will not allow this chance to be missed."


The finance minister noted that the economic situation is improving and is inseparable from the political process. He further promised that his party activists will continue to demonstrate for peace both in Israel and with Palestinians.


Also on Thursday, Habayit Hayehudi Chairman Naftali Bennett came to Tu B'Shevat celebrations in Hebron where he planted an olive tree.


"We are planting an olive tree today, and those children planting it will enjoy its fruits, along with their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We will be here forever."


He also mentioned US Secretary of State John Kerry's proposal to install plasma screens and other electronic devices as a substitute for armed forces in the Jordan Valley, and emphasized that "while conversations on plasmas are taking place, we are talking about real children and real people."


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