Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated on Tuesday morning at a youth conference of the Ministry for the Development of the Negev and the Galilee: "I came to tell you that the Golan Heights will always remain under Israeli sovereignty. We will never leave the Golan Heights. It is ours."
"I suggest you go outside and see the ancient synagogues," Netanyahu said. "When you stick a shovel in the ground, you see here synagogues and writings in Hebrew from the Talmudic period. The Golan is ours, and it will remain ours. If we are not here, radical Islam will come, and we all understand the implications."
The prime minister added: "Come to the Golan. This is your home, and it will always be ours."
Before him, Interior Minister Aryeh Deri spoke. He commented, "It's accepted that the young people of today are not the young people of previous generations, that we were less spoiled and not lazy, and that today's generation is spoiled with a silver spoon.
"And I want to tell you it's just a stigma. Today's generation is very diligent. A generation that a couple together work from day to night. A generation that needs 150 months of work to get a normal apartment. You are our future and the engines of growth, and for you we are here."