A Kafkaesque symbiosis

Rochel Sylvetsky,

Rochel Sylvetsky
Rochel Sylvetsky is Senior Consultant to Arutz Sheva's English site and serves as op-ed and Judaism editor. She is a former Chairperson of Emunah Israel (1991-96), CEO/Director of Kfar Hanoar Hadati Youth Village, member of the Emek Zevulun Regional Council and the Religious Education Council of Israel's Education Ministry. She has degrees in Mathematics and Jewish Education.

An astounding and unwitting synergy has been formed in Israel the past few days.

Arsonist Arabs have set fire to and destroyed hundreds of homes within the 1949 Armistice Lines, that is, in the part of Israel that even the UN recognized (at least most of it), telling us in so many words to pack up and get out of here. And outside of that Armistice Line, in Judea and Samaria, in addition to their arson, the Israeli Supreme Court is doing their work for them and planning to destroy Jewish homes. 

It is self-evident after the days of fire, even to those who will not see: The Arabs don't differentiate between state land, private land and purchased land – after all, much of the land within the pre 1967 borders was duly purchased by Jews, as was the Cave of the Patriarchs, for all the good it has done us, but to the Arabs all the land is theirs, no matter what its legal status. Pre Armistice, post Armistice, post Six Day War, all of it.

The Supreme Court wants to recognize Jordanian laws, the laws of an occupying power if there ever was one, with regard to land ownership and is so moral that it doesn't even need the owners coming to claim the land, just the very idea of building on land gifted to absentee non-tax paying friends by Jordan is enough to destroy homes without allowing the idea of compensation in money or other land to be considered. 

The result? We have two forces achieving the same results. The Supreme Court also doesn't think that the biblical heartland of Israel belongs to the Jewish people. And as far as compensation goes, Abraham paid for the Cave of the Patriarchs although the land had already been promised to him, and although we have not declared sovereignty on Judea and Samaria, we could pay for the government's mistake in allowing the Amona community to be built, but the highest judges of the land will not hear of it. It's not allowed to be ours.

After succeeding in destroying hundreds of Jewish homes in Israel by fire, think how happy the Arabs will be if they succeed, with the help of self-hating Jews and leftist NGOs, in getting their way in Amona. I can see the hashtags already.