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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Regulation Law, Will It Make a Difference?

Israeli lawmakers attend a vote on a bill at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem February 6, 2017. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Right, Left and Center Israelis have such conflicting views on the Regulation Law.
 "...would legalize housing units built by settlers on private Palestinian land, if the construction was carried out in good faith: If the settlers did not know that the land they were building on was privately owned by Palestinians, and received some kind of assistance from the state, they would be allowed to remain there.
The proposed legislation notes that government support may be explicit or implicit, from the start or post-facto, and that the backing of local municipalities is considered state support.
The bill, sponsored by Jewish Home MKs Betzalel Smotrich and Shuli Moalem-Refaeli and Likud MKs David Bitan and Yoav Kisch, allows the government to appropriate land for its own use if the owners are unknown. If the owners are known, they will be eligible for yearly damages amounting to 125 percent of the value of leasing the land or a larger financial package valued at 20 years’ worth of leasing the plots, or alternate plots." (Times of Israel)
Maybe I'm just a cynic, but I think that it still doesn't go far enough. Like this traffic circle I photographed the other day in Ofra, I don't think that the Regulation Law will really solve the problems. The cycle of attempted settlement, legislative change and then the Supreme Court declaring the laws null and void, "unconstitutional," even though we don't have one...

Consider it a cycle of legal violence against Zionism.

Yes, I, and many others, consider the entire "settlement movement" to be the modern manifestation of the same Zionist Ideology that produced the political structure and rationale for the Establishment of the State of Israel.

The Israeli Left, which once just concentrated on economic ideology, socialism versus capitalism, has dumped "economic utopia" for a flaky unrealistic kumbaya-drug filled dream of Jews and Arabs living and loving together as if John Lennon's "Imagine" is their road map and bible. 

Truth be told that Israel is a dictatorship of the Extreme Left Judicial, which self-perpetuates, because only the sitting justices can elect/appoint new ones. They admit they decide by their own moral compass, which according to their interpretation of Israeli Law, supercedes anything passed by the publicly elected Members of Knesset.

Basically, there must be a way for the Knesset to seriously amend the system to take away the veto power of the Judicial. Without that we can never escape their legal tyranny.

And MK Yehuda Glick is being overly optimistic when he says that the next step is Annexation and Sovereignty.  He and his fellow MKs should have had gone straight to Sovereignty for all of the Land we hold.


Shiloh said...

The Supreme Court will put it down. Its all a game.

Batya Medad said...

Leftist dictators