Photo: Gil Yohanan
Former MK Landau
Photo: Gil Yohanan

Former MK organizes settlement tours

Former Likud MK Uzi Landau establishes organization aimed at bringing Israelis, West bank settlers closer together. Group to take Israelis on tours in Judea and Samaria, in bid to change way public views region

Former Likud Knesset Member Uzi Landau has established a new organization in recent days, aimed at bringing Israelis and settlers from the West Bank closer together.


The newly formed “Zionist Camp” organization is supported by contributions from abroad.


“We want to familiarize people from all over the country with Judea and Samaria,” Landau told Ynet. “People have no idea what goes on here; it has nothing to do with left or right, this is our common denominator; our homeland; our country.”


The purpose of the organization, according to its founders, is to change the way the country views the region using, "a route that will bypass the media." According to the organization most Israelis don't usually visit Judea and Samaria and only get their information from the media.


During the Sukkot holiday 30 busloads of Israelis from all over the country are expected to arrive and tour the settlements and outposts.


Today will see a group of 200 people visiting the area. The group will attend an audio/visual presentation in Kfar Etzion and visit the settlements of Gush Etzion.


They will also visit Mt. Hordus, a vineyard in Tkoa and the Bat Ayin springs, from there some of the group will continue to the Ma'ale Rehavam outpost.


Yesterday saw some 250 people visiting Hebron, with one of the tours including Kiryat Arba, the Tomb of the Patriarchs and the Abraham Avinu neighborhood, as well as a presentation, a collection of photographs from the 1929 riots in which 67 of Hebron's Jews were killed and a visit to Tel Romeida.


The visitors will also meet in person with residents of the area.


Officials in the organization told Ynet: "The goal is to connect these people to the spirit of the communities, to let them get to know the reality of it."


פרסום ראשון: 10.09.06, 17:23
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