Left in Frenzy over ´No Occupation´ Report (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gil Ronen 07/09/12)
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Israel´s leftists are very upset over the report filed by an official
committee that states Judea and Samaria are not "occupied
territories." The committee was headed by Supreme Court Justice
(ret.) Edmund Levy, and included Judge (ret.) Tehiya Shapira and Dr.
Alan Baker as members.
MK Shlomo Molla (Kadima) reacted sharply to the report: "I am warning
the Prime Minister and the ministers not to adopt Edmund Levy´s
report because it will bury the peace process for good."
"The report badly tarnishes Israel´s image and prevents all
possibility of advancing toward the peace process," Molla
added. "This report only supports the settlers´ rampages and gives a
stamp of approval to a transgression of the law."
Yesh Din wrote that the members of the Levy committee "must have
fallen into the rabbit hole, and their report was written in
Wonderland, in which the laws of the absurd rule – there is no
occupation, are no outposts, and apparently there is no Palestinian
Pro-Arab Peace Now also said that the report was "pre-ordered" by the
right, "which exerted pressure to establish the committee and made
sure to stir about and determine its makeup." The group added: "There
is no reputable jurist in the world who will agree to take notice of
the political manifesto that the committee wrote as if it were a
serious report. The determination that there is no occupation proves
that the committee´s members live in perpetual denial and if they
were asked to, they might also have been willing to determine that
the earth is flat and the sun rises in the west."
Attorney Talia Sasson accused the Levy Committee of ignoring High
Court rulings that are relevant to the matter at hand. She added that
in her opinion, the Attorney General and Legal Advisor to the
Government will not be able to approve the committee´s
recommendations. Sasson authored the original ´outposts report´ that
doomed many Jewish communities to destruction, before she left the
Justice Ministry and ran for Knesset on the ultra-leftist Meretz
Like MK Yariv Levin (Likud), Minister Yisrael Katz (Likud) was happy
with the report. "The report does historic justice to thousands of
families in Judea and Samaria and corrects the wrong that was done to
them for years." He called on the government to accept the report.
MK Otniel Schneller (Kadima) dismissed the leftist accusations that
Levy "worked for the right wing" as being "hypocritical and holier-
than-thou" when one takes into account Sasson´s involvement in
writing a supposedly objective anti-settlement report and then
running on the Meretz ticket. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 07/09/12)
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