Netanyahu warns West Bank could have an Arab Spring like Egypt, Syria

Talk about close to home. Because these territories are already run by Israel-hating Islamists, it never occurred to me that could undergo the same transition that’s happened in Egypt and is happening in Syria. But it’s clearly on Netanyahu’s radar:

CBN NEWS – Speaking at the start of a Bible study at his home, Netanyahu likened the current situation in the Middle East to the beginning of the portion of the Jewish Bible (Torah — first five books of the Bible) being studied this week.

“Now there arose a new king over Egypt,” Netanyahu said, quoting the passage from Exodus 1:8, where a new pharaoh arose that did not know the Biblical patriarch Joseph.

“Like then, like today,” the Prime Minister told participants, which included the former Chief Rabbi of Israel and current Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau and former IDF Chief Rabbi Brig.-Gen. Rafi Peretz.

“In Egypt, the regime has been replaced, in Syria the regime is being shaken and this could also happen in the Palestinian Authority areas in Judea and Samaria,” he said. “Everyone knows that Hamas could take over the Palestinian Authority. It could happen after an agreement, it could happen before an agreement, like it happened in Gaza.” …

Netanyahu said because of the takeover that already occurred in Gaza he would not “run forward, make concessions [and] withdraw” in a hasty negotiating process with the Palestinians.


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