Nadia Matar: Following '67 war, Israel had 'No Plan'
Speaking with Return O' Israel, the leaders of the Israeli Sovereignty Movement, Nadia Matar and Yehudit Katsover speak about the future of Israel and the need for a Strategic National Outline plan for the Nation. Nadia explained that "After the Six-Day War, when God gave us this victory of liberating Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem, the government of Israel did not have a [National] plan". Even now, over 50 years after reunification - the Government still has no National plan that includes Judea and Samaria.
Nadia Matar and Yehudit Katsover are also the most recent winners of the Israeli Right's most esteemed Prize, 'The Moskowitz Prize' for their work to establish Sovereignty. An integral part of their work is developing the Tama 100, a Strategic National Outline Plan for the entire nation, which they believe will help ensure true peace throughout Israel.
During the period following this miraculous victory, ancient Jewish Land was back in the hands of the Jewish people. Yet this opportunity was not was neither fully embraced or outright reject. "They didn't know what to do with this victory...so they said 'lets put everything on hold, let's create this civil administration that will administer the areas until we decide what to do'". She said.
Many within the Jewish communities throughout Israel see period as a time of redemption. A time when a Jew can go and visit their forefathers and mothers in Hebron, to visit Joseph's tomb in Shechem, Samuel the Prophet outside Jerusalem, Rachel in Bethlehem and to walk in footsteps of the prophets in Shilo.
These early pioneers who returned to Eretyz Yisrael sacrificed and risked much. Nadia calls them "Heroes". One of those includes her partner for Sovereignty, Yehudit Katsover. Though they were few in number, the ranks of those today who are returning to their Inheritance has swelled from mere hundreds into thousands. Today, there are an estimated 600,000 Jews living within Judea and Samaria.
Many cohabit in peace with their Arab neighbors. Few Jews and even a large percentage of Arabs would ever agree to adopt international recommendations to create a "Two-State Solution". With little trust that a separate Arab entity within Israel's God given land would create real peace, Nadia and Yehudit explain how only Sovereignty holds the keys to true peace and security in Israel.
Nadia explains, "Sovereignty means Israeli sovereignty with a Jewish majority in the land of Israel - with a non-Jewish minority that is respectful and loyal to the State of Israel and to apply Israeli Law over Judea and Samaria."