Israel’s Supreme Court of Justice was fiercely criticized during the
first conference of the nationalist Eretz Yisrael Shelanu (Our Land
of Israel) movement on Monday.
The conference was held at the ZOA House in Tel Aviv and was attended
by 500 activists. The conference began with a speech by the head of
the movement, MK Michael Ben-Ari, who criticized the Supreme Court
over its rejection of the compromise agreement that was reached with
the residents of the community of Migron.
Ben-Ari attacked the Supreme Court for its discrimination. On the one
hand, he said, the Court ruled that Migron must be demolished because
it was supposedly built on privately owned land. On the other hand
the Court blatantly ignores illegal construction by Arabs.
“The ‘enlightened’ judges of the Supreme Court do not enforce the law
in Rahat, they do not enforce the law in Umm al-Fahm, but they are
great heroes when it comes to Migron,” Ben-Ari said.
He called on the residents of Migron to stop talking with the
government regarding finding a new solution for the community, which
the Court has ruled must be demolished by August.
“I call on the residents of Migron to stop being naïve and to stop
working with the government,” Ben-Ari said. “The Land of Israel is
our mother and one does not compromise or make agreements about one’s
mother. We need to fight for Migron.”
Baruch Marzel, the chairman of Eretz Yisrael Shelanu, explained that
the conference was held in Tel Aviv “because we think that in order
to conquer Judea and Samaria we have to have with us the people of
Tel Aviv, the people of Haifa and the people of Be’er Sheva.”
“We are a group that is not willing to compromise on even an inch of
the land of Israel, Torah or Judaism,” Marzel told Arutz Sheva. “We
think that we need to fight in order to conquer Eretz Yisrael.”