Israeli deputy minister hails anti-Kerry march

Nationalists near W. Bank settlement, gov't officials expected

13 February, 15:34

    (ANSAmed) - TEL AVIV, FEBRUARY 13 - Israel's deputy defense minister praised a nationalist right-wing march taking place in the E1 zone of the West Bank on Thursday afternoon as ''very important''.

    ''All eyes will be on us, both in Jerusalem and in Washington,'' said the Likud party member, Danny Danon, on the Israeli settlers radio channel prior to taking part in the ''mass march''.

    The demonstration will be held next to the huge Israeli settlement Maleeh Adunim to protest US Secretary of State John Kerry's efforts to bring in a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. A number of ministers from Benyamin Netanyahu's government will be participating in the initiative.

    ''We are aware of the strong pressure that Kerry is putting on Netanyahu, but the prime minister,'' he added, ''should remember that he was elected'' by the nation and thus should conduct the country's affairs according to the will of the people. Danon reiterated that Israel ''must be allowed to build'' more homes for settlers in the E1 zone. (ANSAmed).

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