MK Hotovely: High Court ´Spit in the Face´ of Compromise (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gil Ronen 03/25/12)
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Political reactions from the nationalist camp were quick to follow
the High Court decision annulling the agreement between residents of
Migron and the government -- and they were unusually hard hitting.
MK Uri Ariel (National Union) said: "Unfortunately, after the
residents of Migron agreed to painful compromises, the High Court
decided to strike down the agreement reached with the government of
Israel and accept the position of the extreme left. There is no
choice now but to advance the Migron Law that gives Migron legal
status in its present location, without any relocation and eviction."
MK Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) called the decision "The surrender by the
High Court to the dictates of Peace Now" and said that it is "likely
to take a heavy toll from Israeli solidarity."
"This is a prize to extremists whose aim is to bring about a rupture
within the nation, and a spit in the face of all those who labored to
find a proper compromise that would prevent painful scenes of
families being uprooted from their homes."
MK Aryeh Eldad (NU) said that the High Court "proved again today that
it prefers the Arab interest over Jewish settlement, even at the
price of shedding Jewish blood. Today, the final rupture between the
High Court and the nation of Israel has been made. If blood is
spilled at Migron, the judges of the High Court will be responsible
for that blood."
Deputy Knesset Speaker, MK Danny Danon (Likud), asked Prime Minister
Binyamin Netanyahu, Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin to convene the
Knesset for a special session during the spring recess in order to
pass the Outposts Legalization Law. "The High Court is trying to keep
the government from discharging its duty," he said. "We will pass the
Migron compromise by means of legislation and make clear to the court
that the government is sovereign in Israel."
"There is no reason for Jews to be evicted from their homes under a
Likud government," he added. "We must implement the responsibility
that the nation gave us, and lead the state as well as the settlement
enterprise in Judea and Samaria in accordance with the values of
Ze´ev Jabotinsky and Menachem Begin."
Jewish Home faction chairman MK Uri Orbach also sniped at the judges,
saying "It seems we do not need to move up the date for elections,
but rather to completely cancel them, because the High Court judges
believe they were elected to run the country."
MK Yariv Levin (Likud) said: "The judges of the High Court once again
proved that their entire purpose is to destroy the settlement
enterprise and to step on the government´s authority to set policy. I
turn to Minister Begin, who until today blocked the legislation to
change the face of the court system, and say to him – these are not
the judges who are worthy of sitting in Jerusalem. Immediately after
the recess I will renew the struggle to pass the laws that will put
the High Court back on a Jewish and Zionist track."
MK Michael Ben Ari (NU) said that he is "shedding no tears" for the
Migron compromise, which he thought was "a disaster for the
settlement enterprise," but noted that "the ruling is evidence of the
hypocrisy and racism of the High Court, which is dumbstruck in the
face of the rampant illegal construction in the Arab sector."
MK Otniel Schneller (Kadima) said that while all citizens must obey
the High Court, this obligation is not stronger than the urge to
survive, which obliges all of us – including the High Court – to
maintain national unity." (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 03/25/12)
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