Jewish mother reading to her two children during a protest outside the Justice Ministry in Jerusalem on Thursday, against the planned evacuation of the Judea and Samaria outpost of Migron.
Established in 1999, Migron flourished, worry free, with its residents, mostly young professionals, secure in the future of their settlement in the Benjamin region. But in 2006 the Israeli anti-settlement movement Peace Now, aiming to eliminate all Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria, claimed that Migron was settled on privately owned Palestinian land, and the battle began.
The Palestinians who “owned” the land were scarcely aware of this until Peace Now instigated the petition in their behalf. And last year, Israel’s Supreme Court ruled in favor of Peace Now and ordered the government to evict the settlers.
The evacuation and dismantling of Migron is scheduled to take place this month.
Every time an outpost or a settlement or a scattering of homes, or an entire region of settlements are demolished in Jew on Jew violence, the Temple is destroyed a little more.
There are some acts which violate any rational person’s sense of decency.
The court’s decision was corrupt, and the government’s enforcement of it is even more corrupt, since on paper this government was supposed to be right-wing, pro-settlement, Jewish, if you will.
This government was elected with the votes of many Jews who vowed that the experience of Gush Katif would never happen again.
What a hollow slogan that one has become, when the very purpose of the original Nazis, to eradicate Jewish life from the planet, is being perpetrated, one Jewish enclave at a time, by Israel’s left, both on the bench and arguing before the bench.
Never Again? It doesn’t work with diets, you want it should work in politics?
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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