Israel must nullify the 1993 Oslo Accords, MK Mickey Zohar (Likud) stated to Arutz Sheva on Tuesday morning, just one day after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu admitted he has no plans to expand Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.
"When an Arab petitioner pleads to the High Court, right before my eyes, the rights of Jews disappear – the right to property, the right to freedom, and the right to live in their own country […] all because of bureaucratic matters," Zohar fumed.
"All of these issues are related to the Oslo Accords, which have set the precedent for us to say the things that we 'should' say," he continued. "The Accords are contrary to what is happening on the ground and what we believe should be."
"We have a problem and need to take care of it at the roots, and only then will we find solutions."
The Oslo Accords, he said, are an agreement "signed by a left-wing government that had done tremendous damage to the Jewish public in Israel, that [still] hurts us today."
"The High Court determines that our land is not ours," he stated. "This starts the problem and the solution begins with the annexation of the area, along with the cancellation of the Oslo Accords, so that on the ground we will be ready for the acceleration of construction Judea and Samaria, which is the solution to terrorism."
"Then it will be clear that we intend to stay," Zohar added.
"Make the world adapt to us"
Zohar contemptuously addressed the Lefts' opinion that the Oslo Accords saved Israel's international standing.
"I find that the whole world always sees us as oppressors of the minority, and as having an immoral army; the world takes every opportunity to hurt Israel's reputation," he said. "The world operates according to its own interests as we try to adapt ourselves to their interests."
"This is not right," he continued. "We need to take care of the interests of the Jewish people. If we think all the time about what the world says we will find ourselves in danger of extinction. We should act according to our standards, to ensure that our conscience is clean, and the world will have to adapt to us."
As for possible practical solutions, Zohar has a few ideas.
"I'm not afraid of a situation in which the State of Israel operates the Palestinian Authority as if it's any other local regional council (i.e. as a municipal authority under the State of Israel's jurisdiction, but still with considerable local power – ed.), the boundaries are clear, they can work in partnership with us," he opined.
"I have an orderly plan in this regard, but I'm not the leader of the country, only an MK," he added. "I hope that one day when I can be part of the government (i.e. a minister – ed.), I can lead this plan, which is based on defining set boundaries for the Palestinian Authority; it will also not grant them citizenship or voting rights."
"They will have the municipal authority with their rules they want to adopt, but they must be in cooperation with us," he continued. "This will also include the annexation of [Jewish parts of] Judea-Samaria and the cancellation of the awful Oslo Accords, and require action under the plan [Prime Minister Yitzhak] Shamir set up to build dozens of cities in the region."
"This is an important demographic process which would make a statement to the world," he reflected. It remains unclear how the Palestinian Authority would be convinced into cooperating with Israel as a regional council of the Jewish state, when it has been committed to Israel's destruction.