Peres: Settlement enterprise threatens Jewish majority
July 10, 2012 20:16
President Shimon Peres came out against the government report calling for the legalization of West Bank outposts which was released this week, saying at a ceremony honoring Theodor Herzl that the settlement enterprise serves a demographic threat to Israel as a Jewish state.
"Israeli settlement in territories densely populated by an Arab population could bring about a threatening demographic change; that is, it could endanger the Jewish majority in Israel" Peres said at the ceremony held at Jerusalem's Mount Herzl.
"It is doubtful that a Jewish State without a Jewish majority can remain Jewish," the president added.