Monday, September 4, 2006

Shades of the British Mandate!

Israeli kids were once raised on the legends of the Zionist pioneers who braved the evil British Mandate and risked their lives to establish the early kibbutzim and moshavot! Those same kids are now the "establishment" and somehow absurdly are repeating history but from the other side. They are trying to destroy Jewish settlement in the Land of Israel.

Yes, that's it in a nutshell. Subsequent to the 1967 Six Days War, when the historic, Biblical, Land of Israel was freed from Arab occupation, instead of enthusiastically settling it, the various governments did their best to keep it as Juden rein, empty of Jews, as possible. This didn't stop thousands of Jews, who continued in the Zionist tradition and battled the government to establish new communities. As they took root, the younger generation went further and established even more, known as the "hilltop communities."

In recent years a new myth was formulated by the Israeli left wing, which claimed that the "hilltop communities" in Judea and Samaria are illegal, but it's not true. According to a group of legal experts called the the Land of Israel Legal Forum, there is no legal problem with the vast majority of the communities.

Nearly all of the Jewish neighborhoods deemed "unauthorized" by Talia Sasson
were established before MazuzÂ’s 2004 stipulation and are therefore, in fact,
legally authorized. “It seems that Atty. Sasson was trying to enforce legal
directives against communities that were already in existence before the new
guidelines were issued,” a Forum statement said.
That's not the only problem. Even though Olmert's Plan, Destruction of Jewish Communities in most of Judea & Samaria, also known by various euphemisms which were carefully invented to try to take the "bite" out of the plan, has never been approved by any government body, Israeli banks are already implementing the first stage. For the past few months it is becoming almost impossible to get building loans and mortgages fconstructionion and purchase of homes in most of Judea and Samaria.

The banks are implementing laws which were never passed. They are participating in the "drying up" of vibrant communities. They are making political policy.

Despite it all, the yeshuvim are still growing and developing, and Olmert and gang are battling more corruption charges.

It's never dull, is it?


goyisherebbe said...

How about getting Jewish and Christian supporters of the yishuvim from outside of the country to provide loans for building?

yitz said...

Very good and important news! However, Israel's governmental structure & media must be done over, from the bottom up, for it's rotten to the core. Banks implementing unpassed legislation! Absurd!!! Until Arutz-7 is back on the regular airwaves, and there's a realistic and viable alternative to the MSM of Israel, we'll be stuck in this botz!

Batya said...

goyish, I agree. Actually that's what people like Irving Moshkovitz should be funding, mortgages, not losers like Uzi Landau. Invest in building the land of Israel.
Yitz, that's why blogs are so important. We are the media.