Fight using aliya, not concessions, says Hotovely

Ingathering the exiles is the answer to the “demographic demon” constantly waved before Israel, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said Monday.

Hotovely, speaking at the Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center Conference, said that saying Israel needs to make concessions because of a concern about demography is a defeatist approach. “Demography you fight by encouraging aliya, not making concessions,” she said.

Hotovely was referring to the oft-heard argument that the demographic reality makes it necessary for Israel to facilitate the establishment of a Palestinian state.


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