MK Michael Be-Ari (National Union) certainly makes the top five list of Knesset straight shooters, which is why he did not hesitate Tuesday to crash the wall of politeness set up by the powers that be on the day Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch left office.
Ben-Ari told Kippa that he was delighted Beinisch was leaving, after five and a half years, because she “destroyed public trust in the justice system. Under her gavel, the court became the possession of Balad [The left-wing, Arab-dominated 'Democratic National Alliance' that has 3 seats in the Knesset].”
According to Ben-Ari, Beinisch “instituted discriminatory and racist policies against Jews. Illegal construction by Arabs are kosher, but when Jews built a hut in an outpost, Beinisch got up in the middle of the night in her pajamas to order its destruction.”
“We will not forget nor forgive Beinisch and her fellow justices their abuse of the uprooted settlers of Gush Katif. Amazingly, the same judges who freed rapists, drug dealers, and Arab rioters, saying that detention must only be used in exceptional cases, had no problem throwing into prisons for long terms boys and girls without criminal records, whose only sin was that they protested against the deportation.”
Ben-Ari’s colleague at the National Union faction MK Ya’akov (Ketzale) Katz also expressed joy at Beinisch’s retirement. He accused Beinisch of appropriating an authority she did not rightfully possess, taking liberties with the management of the state, revoking key legislation, and taking the law into her own hands.
“Who gave her permission?” Katz asked at the Jerusalem Conference Tuesday. “She was never elected; the High Court is not allowed to annul laws enacted by the representatives of the people.”
About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.
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