Why building in Judea and Samaria is a “bridge to peace”

by Leah Rosenberg

Many are against the Jewish people building in their own homeland. And that’s why it’s so important when someone like Mike Huckabee gives his support.

Mike Huckabee in Efrat

Former Governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee, is a great friend to Israel. He defends them when many will not. Huckabee not only defends the Jewish people and Israel with his words, but he also does so in action. Recently, he participated in a building ceremony in Efrat. He put down some mortar on one of the new homes.

Efrat is a large city in Judea. So much of the world is against Israel building in places like Efrat. They believe that Judea and Samaria, or as they call it the “West Bank,” do not belong to the Jewish people. That is just not true. God gave the Jews the entire land of Israel.

Building Bridges to Peace

Aside from the fact that no one should criticize Israel for building, Huckabee believes that building in the “West Bank” actually helps bring peace. All the new building projects give Arab workers jobs. It creates interaction and connection between the Jewish people and their “Palestinian” neighbors. Huckabee said, “Everyday, 1300 “Palestinian” workers come to job sites here. They earn money for their families. And they don’t just earn pocket change. They earn significantly better money than they would anywhere else.”

Instead of the world trying to boycott Israel and the “settlements,” maybe they should see what is actually taking place. So many Jews and Arabs live together side by side in peace. These people boycott from afar without actually caring about what is happening. If boycotters really cared about making a better life for the “Palestinians” as oppose to just hating Israel, perhaps they would see that their lives ARE better as a result of Israel.

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