maandag 27 januari 2014
Jewish settler group campaigns against peace deal
A powerful advocacy group for Jewish settlers in the West Bank has launched a campaign to make sure Israel doesn't cave in to pressure from the West — and the United States in particular — to remove settlements for a peace deal with Palestinians.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's has held several meetings over the past five months Israeli and Palestinian leaders to pressure both sides to make concessions to allow Palestinians to have a state on land controlled by Israel.
But as Kerry gets closer to announcing a framework for negotiations, a new PR campaign launched by Israel's settler community is trying to make sure Israel's politicians don't give away too much.
The Yesha Council of Jewish Communities in Judea and Samaria has launched "Keep the Country Safe — Don't Surrender to Kerry," which debuted with media spots, street banners, public protests and a video.
The campaign aims to strengthen the resolve of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and others "against surrendering Israel's security and national interests to John Kerry," says the group.
Read: New settler campaign: Kerry’s 'porcu-shine' is dangerous for Israel