[Image Source: World Zionist Organization]

This past week, more than 600 World Likud (the political party of Benjamin Netanyahu) members from Israel and abroad participated in an event marking the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War and the resumption of Jewish life in Judea and Samaria. The participants visited many sites in Judea and Samaria, including the prize-winning Tura boutique winery, Tel Shiloh where the ancient Tabernacle was located and other places of interest.

World Likud Chairman Yaakov Hagoel reiterated the loyalty of the World Likud members and the people of Israel to the Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria. “We are here, marching in the fields our ancestors marched from, from this place to which we were cruelly exiled and for which we yearned for 2000 years.”

“We are here, fifty years after we liberated Judea and Samaria by force of right and by virtue of our natural and historical right. We look stalwartly at the nations of the world and say clearly – we will not move from our homeland.”

Yaakov Hagoel told the gathering that “there will be no apology [for the pioneers of Judea and Samaria] and there is no need for one.”

On Hagoel’s Facebook page, he wrote: ‘I had the privilege of leading the World Likud’s “Celebrating 50 Years Since the Liberation of Judea and Samaria” with hundreds of Likud member[s] from Israel and around the world. In these days especially, we have to stand up for our natural and historic right to the entire land of Israel.’