'Our Father Abraham Walked Here'

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 |  Israel Today Staff

Israel Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (pictured) on Tuesday toured the biblical city of Hebron and decried the restrictions placed on Jews living there.

Referring to upcoming inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump, and the departure from the White House of Barack Obama, Shaked said there would very soon be no more excuses for failing to strengthen the Jewish presence in this cradle of Jewish civilization.

“It is unthinkable that construction in Hebron has been stuck for so many years,” Shaked told reporters. Hebron is one of the cities claimed by the Palestinian Arabs, and so the world says any Jews living there are “occupiers.”

Shaked said that position blatantly disregards historical and biblical facts.

“This place is ours both by legal and historic right,” she insisted. “Our forefather Abraham walked here and began to build a nation which taught the world what true morality means. Afterwards, David, King of Israel, established his monarchy here.”

Like many in the Israeli government, Shaked hopes that after the January 20 inauguration of Donald Trump, she won’t have to continue explaining the obvious.

“I wish to say from this place that in ten days time all the excuses will be gone. We must build and build, develop Jerusalem as well as Judea and Samaria since it is our home. This is our right,” she concluded.

PHOTO: Photo by Marc Israel / Sellem / POOL / Flash90

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