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Dr. Nimrod Rosler and Professor Daniel Bar-Tal polled 500 Israelis on their sentiments regarding “the occupation” of Judea and Samaria.  The results of the survey were astounding.  In 2016, when the poll was taken only 30% of Israelis viewed Israel as an occupier.  This is down from 51% in 2004.

Not only that, but a majority of those polled also do not believe that those Jews who live in Judea and Samaria are harmful to the Arabs that live there. This trend in accepting Judea and Samaria as the historical heartland of Israel has increased since the removal of Jews from Gush Katif.  The reasons for this are complex, but can be boiled down to education, security threats, and a growing population of religious Zionist youth.

As Israeli society begins to accept that they are the rightful owners of Judea and Samaria, the Biblical heartland will only grow and prosper and become the beacon of light it is meant to be.