Middle East 5:42 AM 12/10/2013
Middle East 6:43 AM 12/10/2013
Middle East 6:28 AM 12/10/2013
Ask the Rabbi
News & Call-In with Tamar Yonah
Mark is the director of the Office for Israeli Constitutional Law (OFICL), advocating Jewish rights to all the Land of Israel under International and Domestic law and lectures and educates about Jewish legal rights.
From 2002–2006, Mark was INN-TV's news editor, producer, and studio anchor, and he served as the General Manager of Israel Independent TV news from 2006-2009.
Could Netanyahu be seriously considering leaving Likud?
After all, he has been building a left-to left of the center coalition that hardly represents the Likud’s party platform. Netanyahu could easily replace the right wing parties and the Likud loyalists who refuse to bow down to anti-Likud policy.
Could Netanyahu be so slimy of a character to have been elected on one political platform and just abandon it so he’ll look pretty in the foreign media and political world? I’m referring to the same audience that has always portrayed Netanyahu negatively and traditionally publishes pictures of the Israeli leader with a scowl on his face.
The answer to both questions is yes...
But the Prime Minister better beware. Jumping ship and rejecting the platform his supporters elected him to support is risky and could backfire.
I also am warning his fellow party members, whether they are supporters of Natanyahu or not, they also better beware. The Likud is notorious for standing silent when their leaders abandon their party’s platform.It’s hard to stand up for what’s right, when it means you might lose power.
Those who are politically connected, better make sure that if Netanyahu does quit Likud in order to abandon his party’s platform, they will make sure it will come back to haunt him.
Certainly, for any Government ministers who do not believe it is ethical to evict innocent people from their homes just because there may have been a governmental screw-up years ago, they had damn well better be willing to go out on a limb and stand up for what is right and do what is morally correct.
The morally correct action requires them to vote for the legalization law.
Let's face it, uprooting Jews from homes the Government authorized to build, is evil!
This is especially true, when it involves turning over ownership to people who are bent on wiping the Jews off the face of the map! I will go so far as to say it borders on being treasonous. Here’s my legal disclaimer, so I don’t have Shabak knocking on my door— I am not advocating violence and denounce it unequivocally…in any way. So, don’t bend what I’m saying into something that it is not!
Jews evicting Jews from their homes which were built in full accordance with the law and proper procedure certainly violates the very basic ideals of Zionism.
The Prime Minister says he is going the route of destroying the homes because he is afraid of what the world community will say.
I’m sorry, but we cannot survive as a country this way. If this is the way we are going to run a country, we might as well pack up and go back into exile!
First and foremost everyone must get up on their feet and shout this over and over:
There is no occupation, so stop acting like there is!
When anyone claims there is an occupation, for G-d’s sake, put them in their place already! We don’t need to suffer listening to that garbage anymore.
Netanyahu is afraid of what the world will say, or that we will be brought before the International Criminal Court at The Hague? Give me a break. Let them! Stand up and shove international law back in their faces and let’s see how they respond.
Maybe I will publish the story about fooling the world with the invisible occupation. on the next Israelit!.
We cannot go around perpetrating evil because we are afraid our friends will not agree. Every parent teaches their kids to walk away from people who are supposed to be friends but try to use their peer pressure to convince our children to engage in dangerous or harmful behavior like using drugs, drinking alcohol, or joining gangs. Yet, we are so worried about pleasing our "friends" who demand we engage in self-mutilation and suicidal behavior. If these are our “friends” as the U.S., E.U., and other countries around the world claim, how can they demand we inflict wounds upon ourselves and behave in a dangerous manner that endangers our very lives?
The first law that needs to be passed should be one that requires proof of title be proven by anyone disputing ownership of land that has been purchased/occupied by someone else, rather than assuming the land is Arab owned in Judea and Samaria until proven otherwise by Jewish landholders. Dorit Beneish's ruling that we must assume Judean or Samarian land is Arab owned, has no basis in law.
It’s not a law…it’s a flaw.
This faulty ruling can and must be laid to rest. This mockery of justice can be easily fixed through legislation.
Also, Netanyahu insists it would hurt Israel’s legal system to require legal standing (having a stake in the outcome) in order to file a court case. Netanyahu’s claim is absurd! Obviously, it would keep many individuals or organizations that have no stake in cases from filing lawsuits, but legal standing is required in other countries, such as the United States. Did anyone ask the Prime Minister how requiring legal standing would hurt the authority of the court or law?
We are to content accepting people’s word without verifying facts. How come people don’t demand politicians and commentators back up their ridiculous claims with facts?
Legal standing is necessary in any democratic country. Otherwise, you’ll have frivolous lawsuits brought by people or groups who will for instance, claim that Jewish land is really Arab owned, without the alleged Arab owners even showing an interest in the case, and despite the Arabs not having any proof of title to back up the frivolous claims of these organizations!
Anyways, those are some basic laws I would try to pass if I were in the Knesset, but alas, I am not in the Knesset... So let’s get these items on the agenda.
One way or another, Bibi had really better re-evaluate what he is doing, because history will deal harshly with him for such a callous move that would destroy the homes of innocent people—Homes that were built under the authority of his defense minister.
If the Prime Minister carries out the destruction of innocent people’s homes, Netanyahu, will go down in history in shame and humiliation for the heartless outcome of this immoral move.
If you think the nation can be bribed with ten new buildings in Beit El or even hundreds of homes, it won’t work. These hundreds of homes in Beit El should have been authorized years ago.
If Netanyahu goes through with this immorality, the public will make sure he goes down in shame.
and "this Israelity!"