Wednesday, February 01, 2006

The State of Israel & the "Rule of Law"

In the State of Israel, Judaism is no longer the official religion, and Israel is no longer the Jewish State. The powers-that-be in the State of Israel (the government, media, Supreme Court, academia...) now worship at the Temple of the Rule of Law.

All actions undertaken in the State of Israel today must conform with the "rule of law" - or so the government would have you believe.

Today, the government of the State of Israel, in the name of enforcing the "rule of law" destroyed the Jewish community of Amona, brutalized hundreds of Jews who came to defend the right of the Jewish people to a Jewish State throughout Israel, and beat up members of Knesset who dared to oppose its actions.

Kadima's Bar-On: Era of restraint in dealing with protests is over

"We will not allow any law-breaker, even if he is a member of Knesset ... to harm the state of Israel as a state of law," Bar-On told Army Radio.

"We restrained ourselves... for a long time. That's finished. The era of restraint has come to an end. From now on, this will be a nation of law, which enforces the law."

"What is more traumatic than a country losing its ability to enforce the law, to carry out the decisions of a sovereign government in Israel?" The result of failure to act against law-breakers, he said, would be "anarchy... No one in the State of Israel will be above the law." (Unless you happen to be an Arab living in Jerusalem)

Yet, it would be unfair to view these actions of the government of the State of Israel out of context, after all, there have been numerous ruling powers who controlled this tiny strip of land who also believed in the utmost importance of enforcing the "rule of law" when it came to the Jews of the Land of Israel:

* In the name of enforcing the "rule of law", the Greeks, in 199 B.C.E, began putting to death any Jew in the Land of Israel who was caught keeping the Sabbath, circumcising their son, or studying Torah.

* In the name of enforcing the "rule of law", the Roman Emperor Hadrian, in the year 135, forbade - under penalty of death - Jews from studying Torah, observing the Sabbath, circumcising their children, meeting in a synagogue, attending a Jewish court, eating unleavened bread of Passover...

* In the name of enforcing the "rule of law", the British issued a White Paper in 1939, which severely restricted Jewish immigration to Palestine (which could have saved hundreds of thousands of Jews during the Shoah), the ability of Jews to purchase land in the Land of Israel, and decreed that Palestine - which had been given to the British as a mandate in order to create a Jewish national home for the Jewish People in the Land of Israel - was not to a Jewish State, but a state of its citizens. Those Jews who broke these laws were either flogged, hung, thrown into prison or deported to detention camps in Cyprus.

For nearly 2,000 years Jews throughout the world prayed for a return to the Land of Israel and to reestablish Jewish sovereignty there. They did not pray for a return to the Land of Israel out of a desire to live in a country that was guided by the "rule of law" or to live in the "only democracy in the Middle East", but to return home to the Land of Israel where they could live proudly, as Jews, in their ancient and eternal homeland; to live in a place where no Jew would be discriminated against for living as an openly proud Jew and where no Jew would need to live in fear.

Cabinet Minister Roni Bar-On asked: "What is more traumatic than a country losing its ability to enforce the law, to carry out the decisions of a sovereign government in Israel?"

The answer, of course, is that in the State of Israel it is much more traumatic that there is a government that has forgotten that it represents the Jewish People and State; a government that is made up of individuals who have forgotten where they, as Jews, have come from, and why it is that we have a Jewish State; a government that has adopted the anti-Jewish practices of its predecessors who used the facade of upholding the "rule of law" to try and crush the Jewish spirit.

Yet, like the regimes that came before them, the current government of Israel will ultimately be relegated to the dustbin of history, while the Jewish spirit will continue to endure and flourish throughout the Land of Israel.


I wrote the same overall thing just a short while ago (with a Torah spin to it).

I really couldn't believe the footage. I saw people trying to get away from the police and backing off, and the police would chase after them and club them from behind!

It's shocking!

By Blogger Tovya @ Zion Report, at Thu Feb 02, 12:39:00 AM GMT+2  

To paraphrase Bar-On, "No more Mr. Nice Guy!"

Don't they realize that by putting aside their (pretense of) restraint, Hashem will put away His?

"He will cleave only the hairy skull of him who sauters with his guilt" He already has Sharon's scalp. Olmert, are you paying attention?

And, when the next Leftist gets "taken out" will it be obvious, or will it be in a way that prevents them from seeing Hashem's hand in it?

Finally, are there any other dads out there who remember what their wives went thru giving birth? Transition is long over, and now the contractions are coming harder and more frequently. As Hashem said through Isaiah, "Do I bring to the birth-stool, and not deliver?" (Look for it right after the parts on the expulsion, and then His call for the exterminator to deal with the vermin infesting His Sanctuary.)

While we give birth to our Torah True State, the Arab enemy gets left holding the 'afterbirth'. "Congratualtions, Hamas, you are the proud parent of ...medical waste. Now take it, and scram."

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thu Feb 02, 05:34:00 AM GMT+2  

you write so well and with such passion-and truth.

By Anonymous daat y, at Thu Feb 02, 06:48:00 AM GMT+2  

Hooray for you! 'The rule of law' indeed. The law of the dictator. The law of the monstrous. Soon they will be hanging Jews like the British did in Acre. Israel is now officially a police state. My family and I are stopping all donations . And that's a LOT of money. No more dreams of Aliya either. Kadima has killed our dreams.

By Anonymous Scott, at Thu Feb 02, 10:42:00 AM GMT+2  

Tovya, I read your piece and it was excellent.

Daat - thanks for the compliment.

Scott - I can't tell you how to spend your money, but there are plenty of organizations and causes here in Israel that are worthy of your continued support that are not connected with the policies of this government.

Also, as for Aliyah, I don't think that anyone should be basing their Aliyah on the basis of a particular government. These are difficult times facing the Jewish People, but that doesnt change how fortunate we are to be living here in Israel, even if our government doesn't always reflect that sentiment.

By Blogger Ze'ev, at Thu Feb 02, 11:17:00 AM GMT+2  

And in the name of the Rule of Law the theocratic, Rabbinic Orthodox zealots have in the course of history ostracised and lambasted:

The Saduccees
The Essenes
The Karaites
The Progressive Movement
The Conservative Movement
Non-Orthodox Converts
The Khazars

In fact, basically anyone who disagrees with you. You are right - the Jewish Spirit will last much longer than the distorting voice of the current neo-fascist theocrats in the Settler movement.

By Anonymous H, at Thu Feb 02, 03:21:00 PM GMT+2  

You think the left will forgive Roni Bar-On now for presuming to replace great saint of good government Michael ben Yair?

By Blogger Soccer Dad, at Thu Feb 02, 06:42:00 PM GMT+2  

You realize that many of those who are now promoting the rule of law:
1) Have no problem with Beilin's contact with the PLO while it was still illegal.
2) Have no criticism of "Courage to Refuse."

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