09 February '17..
To hear the foreign news media tell it, Israel’s Knesset has approved extreme right-wing legislation that will steal Palestinian land by legalizing illegal outposts, thereby demolishing hopes for Middle East peace.
The truth, of course, is very different.
The Israeli government has not authorized the establishment of a new Jewish community in Judea and Samaria since the establishment of the Oslo Accords.
But Oslo did not resolve the status of the empty land in those territories. And there is a lot of empty land out there — as anybody who has ever traveled in the territories knows.
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Stephen M. Flatow, a vice president of the Religious Zionists of America, is an attorney in New Jersey. He is the father of Alisa Flatow, who was murdered in an Iranian-sponsored Palestinian terrorist attack in 1995.
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