Bennett: Israel Belongs to the Jews, Period


naftali-bennett[Video below.] The only way to fight anti-Semitism is “to call a spade a spade”, says Minister Naftali Bennett at Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism.

Speaking at the Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism, Bennett, who serves Minister of Diaspora Affairs, told attendees, “I’m asking of you – go out. Don’t relent. Don’t be quiet. Speak up.”

“Part of the truth is that this land, where we are right now – Jerusalem and Israel – is the land of the Jewish people,” he declared. “It’s so very simple: Israel belongs to the Jews. Period. It’s not a compensation for the Holocaust. Israel is the Jewish State. We have to say that again and again…

“Friends should absolutely criticize us, which is fine. We’re far from perfect. No one’s perfect, but we’re trying to strengthen the only pillar of democracy in an ocean of radical Islam which is out to wipe out the world. We’re here fighting. It’s not easy, but we’re doing it. We’re doing it and we’re creating start-ups. We’re trying to do good. We don’t always succeed, but we try.

“We’re doing our best and we’re going to continue doing our best, but we need you guys to go out and tell people the truth, and the truth is that Israel is the land of the Jews and we’re here to stay, and we’re not going to be silent anymore.”

Click here for video of his remarks.

{Arutz Sheva/ Israel}


  1. Pure coyness.

    “Jewish people” is term he is content to be rendered nearly meaningless,as it is fast becoming.

    ” strengthen the only pillar of democracy”by what standards ,if any.
    One could argue ,Turkey, Iran and for that matter most of North Africa is today about equal “pillar of democracy”

  2. While he is absolutely true in saying the fact that Israel is of by and for the jewish soul, he is incorrect that Israel is clearly only jewish today. So therein lives the paradigm that Bennett is headed to rigorous intransparency in light of his officious dreams. He can not change a binationality world overnight and his real words are inflammatory and threatening. Therefore as ethical jews with Torah, we can not support Mr. Bennett’s angry rhetoric no matter our given “pride”. It is a threat to Jerusalem.

  3. He’s right eretz yisroel is the land of the Jewish people.
    Everything else written in the above article is
    Completely meaningless and pointless.
    The reason it is ours is because the creator
    Of the world gave it to us.

    But its conditional.

    We don’t get to keep it because there is radical
    Islam around us. Nor do we get to keep it Because we shout out loud and tell our neighbor.

    We need to follow the Torah teachings and obey
    It’s commandments and follow in the lords ways
    Then he allows us to reside in it.

    Sorry to need to remind you of why its ours.

  4. Bs”D

    Kol HaKavod, Minister Naftali Bennett, for going against the tide and saying the truth. It’s right in the Torah. Jews don’t have to apologize for anything, nor make gestures or compromises, in order to live securely in their own land. Hashem says so, and he created you and me and everything! Kol HaKavod, Minister Bennett.

  5. Well Naftali, if you force Yeshiva Bachurim to leave their Gemora’s & join the Army in this “Share the Burden” stuff, you will essentialy be ending the “Jewish” State as its known! There will be nothing Jewish about the State!

  6. Politicians talk the talk but seldom walk the walk. Of course, Israel is ‘only’ Jewish, because H’ says so and gave it to only the Bnai Yisrael. Right now, it is not under Jewish rule, as we all know, being that those that control are forcing Jews/Torah/Yahadut out of the Land. We need to do teshuva and then those who hate us will disappear, leading to our Geulah Shleimah. May it be immediately!