By asking for "volunteers," the entire facade of "professionalism" and objectivity are deleted from the government's plans. Isn't it obvious that anyone who volunteers is doing it because he or she has some agenda?As the eviction of Migron comes closer, an e-mail sent to department heads at the Defense Ministry reveals planned massive evictions.
Considering that Israeli judges are known to judge according to their opinions, feelings and concepts of "morality," instead of straight and simple laws and legal precedence, this shouldn't surprise me at all. I can't control being upset, terribly disturbed.
I'm also upset by the fact that the residents of Migron have been so trusting in their agreements with the government.
Today at my weekly Shiur Nashim, Women's Torah Class, we discussed the Parshat shavua, Torah Portion of the Week, שֹׁפְטִים Shoftim, Judges, Deuteronomy 16,18-21,9.
It deals with the very same topic, the morality and reliability of our leaders and judges. The more I study the Bible the more I see how it's filled with lessons for modern life. It's not just old stories about donkeys, famines and wars.
Judicial and political decisions by the Israeli Government have been causing in increase in cynicism and a lack of faith in the system. We also discussed the so-called "lynch" and the girl's story of being raped which had made her friends want to take it out on the Arabs. Why do so few girls and women report rape? It's because they don't trust the "system" to punish the rapist. Most rape victims find themselves suffering even more when they ask the police for help.
There are also too many reports of police violence. How can one really feel secure?
May G-d bless us and our leaders with true wisdom, and only then will we know justice, security and peace.