Peres: Settlement building threatens Jewish state

11.07.2012                      21.Tammus. 5772

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Peres: Settlement building threatens Jewish state

At ceremony honoring Herzl, president cites demographic danger of building in Arab territories; Yesha "astounded" by statement.

President Shimon Peres spoke out Tuesday against West Bank settlements, stating that they jeopardize the state’s Jewish identity.
“Israeli settlements in territories densely populated with Arabs, which followed their attack on us, can lead to a threatening demographic change. It places a Jewish majority in the State of Israel at risk,” Peres said….