20:31 PM - May/24/09
The Council of Rabbis in Judea and Samaria (Yesha) issued a communiqué on Sunday in which they said, "At this time, we should finish the job we began during the Six Day War and annex all the areas of Judea and Samaria." The communiqué was issued after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that he does not intend to establish any new Jewish communities in the area.
The rabbis wrote in favor of strengthening the settlement of Jews around Jerusalem and the establishing of new communities in Yesha as a national mission. They added that Arabs who want to return after warring with Israel have to accept and recognize the State of Israel's authority.
The rabbis said Jews have to be allowed to pray on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem immediately and without limitation as a way of demonstrating Jewish sovereignty on the site.
The communiqué concludes, "The government of Israel must stand firmly against all who rise up against it from within and without, with a clear statement that we returned to our land, not to be evicted from it, but to plant deep roots all over the land of Israel."