Do what’s good for Israel / Op-ed: Despite world’s disapproval, Jewish state should impose Israeli law in Judea and Samaria (YNetNews.Com -Yedioth Internet) Naftali Bennett Published: 04.29.12, 23:44)
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The Ulpana neighborhood was legally acquired and constructed by the
Israeli government in the 1990s. It looks like any typical
neighborhood in Haifa or Gedera. It has 14 buildings and they house
families with hundreds of children. Happy families.
In 2008 the Yesh Din organization claimed that a small part of the
neighborhood was sold to its residents deceitfully by the cousin of
the real owner, who bears the same name. A typical land dispute.
Of course, it wasn’t the Arab who petitioned but the organization.
The strategy of left-wing organizations has changed – they lost all
their support with the people of Israel, and therefore moved their
struggle from the field of public opinion, where they are forgotten,
to the field of the High Court of Justice, where they have advocates.
If such a land dispute had happened in Raanana or Jerusalem the
petitioner would be required to prove his claims, and if they were
found correct he would win compensation and the story would end. But
Judea and Samaria isn’t Raanana or Jerusalem. For 45 years Israel is
holding this area without imposing sovereignty on it, as it did in
Gilo and Ramot in Jerusalem, the Western Wall and Golan Heights. And
this is the essence of the problem.
Impose Israeli sovereignty
It would merit the National Camp, which is the decisive majority in
the Israeli public, to focus on a serious demand to impose Israeli
sovereignty on all the Israeli territories in Judea and Samaria
(Territory C.) These territories include the Jordan Valley, Gush
Etzion, northern Dead Sea, Ben Gurion Airport corridor, Ariel, Maaleh
Adumim and all of Israeli settlement.
Some 350,000 Israelis live there compared to only 48,000 Arabs. We
did this in the Golan Heights. We did this in the Gilo and Ramot
neighborhoods. We did this for the Western Wall. And we succeeded.
The world does not like the measure and does not recognize it, but
the Israeli public sees these areas as its country.
From the moment that Israeli law is imposed there the petitions, the
examinations and the solutions will be the same as in every other
place in Israel. A dispute between neighbors will be heard in court
and decided according to law. The address for this is Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu. He was elected as head of the National Camp. The
time has come to do what is good for Israel. (Copyright 2012 ©
Yedioth Internet 04/29/12)
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