A two-state solution is an unrealistic resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict, Housing and Construction Minister Uri Ariel said on Sunday evening as
he helped dedicate two new neighborhoods of 160 homes in the West Bank
settlement of Kedumim.
“Those who are here understand why the vision of
two states is unrealistic and will ever happen. Those who think they can force
us to build only within the Auschwitz borders are wrong,” Ariel said.
suggest that one should look for those big criminals against humanity somewhere
else,” he said. “They won’t be found here, they are elsewhere in the Middle
East,” he added.
He also helped helped celebrate the construction of a
new neighborhood called Leshem of 300 homes in the Alei Zahav settlement, of
which 100 have been built.
“I will say very clearly that I am here to
build you an apartment, and we are doing this everywhere in Israel. We are
building 300 homes in Leshem just like we are building thousands in Rosh
Ha’ayin. We are building in Kedumim like we are building in Kiryat Gat and in
Modi’in. We are building in Jerusalem like we are building in the Galilee,”
Building new homes is a Zionist and economic solution to the
high cost of housing, he said.
On a separate note, Ariel said he wanted
to talk about what was happening in Syria.
“We who yelled when the world
was silent in face of the hours of the Holocaust must not be silent about what
is happening in Syria. A tragedy and a terrible crime is happening
there. We have to stop those who are using chemical weapons. We
have to ensure that other regimes do not have access to these same weapons,” he