Monday, May 29, 2006

Let's talk Civil Rights

There was just a very controversial judicial decision in Jerusalem.

J'lem court: City must fund gay center
"Even if municipal officials have a hard time accepting the homo-lesbian community, and believe this is an unwanted phenomenon, the municipality cannot swerve from fundamental principles and ignore this community," Judge Yehudit Tzur wrote in her ruling, accepting the petitioners argument that the city was discriminating against them.
"It must treat this community with equality, out of recognition of the supreme value of equality, and out of respect for the values of tolerance and pluralism, which exist in the heart of democratic society."

If that's really the law, I'd like to use that law for something very important.
  • There is supposed to be equality under the law, right?
  • There shouldn't be discrimination, right?
  • And it doesn't matter if people's religious feelings are disturbed, right?

Then why doesn't the court support Jewish worship on Har Habayit, the holiest place in the world for Jews?

Why does the Israeli army plan its military action in a way that endangers our soldiers and protects the enemy? That's how my neighbor, Avihu Keinan, was killed. The army proudly told his family that we have a moral army which protects enemy civilians, who may just by some slim chance be innocent. When Avihu's father Moshe protested to the army and politicians, he was told that he didn't understand. I, myself, heard Yuval Steinitz try to defend the policy when he visited Moshe's protest succah.

I see a similarity between these cases. Why is it that some people have rights, but not others?

Jewish prayer at the Temple Mount must be allowed. Why are Jews discriminated against?

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