Op-Ed: Justice Edmond Levy: A Light that Pierced the Darkness
Former MK Yaakov KatzFormer National Union Party Chairman and Member of Knesset Yakov Katz,...
Supreme Court Justice Edmond Levy was a ray of light that pierced a vast expanse of darkness.
Surrounded by hostile justices, reporters who identify with Israel's enemies and mediocre politicians, Justice Edmond Levy managed to raise the torch that glowed with the light of righteousness.
Justice Levy was a committed, sound Jew – reading the Levy Report on the Legal Status of Building in Judea and Samaria, commissioned by PM Netanyahu (and then ignored by him and not brought to the cabinet for approval), is a way to realize his loyalty and love for his people, tradition and land.
The Levy Report, which concluded that Jewish settlement in Judea and Samaria was legal according to international law and that Israel could not be defined as an occupying power there, was completed when there were 370,000 Jews living in the area, in addition to 350,000 Jews in the Jewish neighborhoods of Jerusalem that are beyond the pre1967 Armistice lines ("Green Line").
In another 30 years, when a million Jews will live over the "Green Line", no one will understand why the Report had to be written at all – and certainly not how Israel's government did not publicly adopt its conclusions.
He will be sorely missed. May his family be comforted by the Heavenly Powers.