"The Supreme Court derives its authority from the Knesset, not the reverse."
Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin (Likud) has sent a letter to the President of the Supreme Court, Justice Esther Hayut, in advance of the Court’s hearing, due to commence today, of petitions against the Nationality Law. In his letter, Levin warns against judicial interference with basic legislation that he says would be invalid. “The Knesset is the legislative body … the Supreme Court derives its authority from the Knesset and not the reverse,” he writes.
“The very fact that a hearing is taking place in the Supreme Court on matters of basic laws is a contravention of the most basic democratic principles of the sovereign power of the people and the separation between powers,” he adds.
Levin went further and informed Hayut that the Knesset would not accept the Court’s intervention on the matter. “Any decision reached by the Court that constitutes intervention in the workings of the Knesset will lack all authority and all validity. This is an attempt to impose the worldview of the Supreme Court Justices as if they were the ones running the country.”
The Attorney-General, Avichai Mandelblit, has already expressed a strong opinion against the Supreme Court’s intervention on the Nationality Law...
Mandelblit has also noted that, “The Nationality Law enshrines the basic components of the national identity of the State of Israel in law, which constitutes a very significant constitutional message. It gives a legal interpretation of the vision of the State as the nation-state of the Jewish People, without detracting from the individual rights held by each and every person in the State of Israel, regardless of their religion or national origin.”
(Why does it take so long to establish basic rule of law and democracy in Israel? People and their elected representatives are creating future of Israel and Jewish nation - not traitorous judges!)
Only 6.1% of Israelis have full confidence in the judges of the High Court of Justice in Israel. Almost half of the public, 42.6%, say that their level of confidence in the High Court is low or non-existent. The survey also shows that 49.2% of Israelis oppose High Court decisions banning the demolition of the homes of terrorists who murdered IDF soldiers, a ruling which is contrary to the position of the state and the Ministry of Defense. Regarding the question of the High Court ruling in favor of Member of Knesset Hiba Yazbek from the Arab Balad party in the 2020 elections, 50.3% of respondents answered that they opposed the decision. Yazbek had successfully appealed her disqualification from serving in the Knesset due to her support for armed struggle against Israel. Only 10.1% supported the ruling.
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
Jews are nation and religion combined in a people. Any Jew, who left Judaism, is able to return at any time, even at the moment of the death - but not later! Christian proselytizers have been trying to do with the words what the Holy Inquisition and Nazis could not do by force - destruction of Jewish people – by attacking Jewish souls, just to prove validity of the Christianity, as a successor of Judaism! My message to all those fake Christian friends of Israel - find something useful to do and leave as alone!
Two rockets were fired from Gaza towards southern Israel and were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system. Last month, a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip exploded in the Ashkelon area. The rocket hit a factory and caused damage. (When will it be enough? Do we really have to wait till Jews are killed?)
The current government discriminates between Jewish and non-Jewish settlement across the country. Almost 200,000 illegal Arab housing units authorized in last two years. In 2020, for instance, 60,000 illegal housing units had their status regularized; in 2019, the number was double that, at 120,000 housing units. All these housing units are located in Arab towns and villages. (It is time for Netanyahu to step down and retire! Because of him people are leaving Likud!)
The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah Nasrallah said that his group now has twice as many precision-guided missiles as it had a year ago saying that Israel's efforts to prevent it from acquiring them has failed.
Congress passed a $2.3 trillion piece of coronavirus relief legislation that spanned over 5,500 pages and it includes $250 million for Palestinians! The act also creates a so-called “Joint Investment for Peace Initiative” that would fund “projects that contribute to the development of the Palestinian private sector economy in Judea and Samaria, and Gaza.” Under the legislation, the Palestinian Authority, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), and any Palestinian terror groups, such as Hamas, cannot receive earmarked funds. (Who else would benefit from this aid if not the PA, PLO and Hamas?)
Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are working together to terminate UNRWA, the United Nations' agency for “Palestinian refugees”. UNRWA has relied on oil-rich Gulf kingdoms after the US, which was previously UNRWA's largest contributor, cut a full $300 million in funding to the agency in 2018. The UAE has not transferred any funds yet this year.
Quote of the Week:
"Scapegoating, antisemitism and isolating Israel have led to destructive behaviour that has held the world back for far too long. I urge the world, as it goes forward, to take the time to understand Israel’s perspective and to ask yourself if you would make the compromises that Israel has been asked to make if you were in the prime minister’s shoes." - Jared Kushner, White House senior adviser – The land that is called “Palestine” is Jewish land. Time to end its occupation by the enemies and re-unite it again!
Extracts from: “Bosnia - Motherland of "Palestinians" by Manfred R. Lehmann and “Palestinians ‘Peoplehood’ Based on a Big Lie” by Eli E. Hertz.
Arab Palestinian nationality (which was officially forged in 1964) is an entity defined by its opposition to Zionism (the Jewish national liberation movement) and not by its national aspirations.
Like a mantra, Arabs repeatedly claim that the Palestinians are a native people of Israel. The concept of a ‘Stateless Palestinian people’ is not based on fact. It is a fabrication! The following is a chronology of an ethnic make up of so-called Palestinians and their origin.
During Ottoman Empire.
Until the Jews began returning to the Land of Israel in increasing numbers from the late 19th century, the area called Palestine was a God-forsaken backwash that was controlled by the Ottoman Empire.
1880-84 Turkish government settles Muslim Circassians refugees in the Golan to ward off Bedouin robbers. Other settlers in the area include Sudanese, Algerians, Kurds...
In 1878, an Ottoman law granted lands in Palestine to the Moslem refugees from Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Carmel region, in the Galilee and in the Plain of Sharon and in Caesarea. The refugees were further attracted by l2-year tax exemptions and exemption from military service.
The same colonization policy was also directed toward Moslem refugees from Russia - particularly from the Crimea and the Caucasus. They were Circassians and Turkmenians - leading to their settling in Abu Gosh, near Jerusalem and in the Golan Heights. Refugees from Algeria and Egypt were also settled in Jaffa, Gaza, Jericho and the Golan.
British Mandate: 1917-1947
1923 Having discovered the Golan lacks oil but that the Mosul area in northern Syria is rich in oil, the British cede the Golan to France in exchange for Mosul. At the same time the Trans-Jordan was ceded from the Palestinian mandate as well and Egypt was given control of Sinai, British and France gain control of Suetz Canal. (82% of Jewish land was sacrificed in the process!)
In 1934 alone, 30,000 Syrian Arabs from the Hauran moved across the northern frontier into Mandate Palestine, attracted by work in and around the newly built British port and the construction of other infrastructure projects. They even dubbed Haifa Um el-Amal (‘the city of work’).
The Ottoman Turks’ census (1882) recorded only 141,000 Muslims in the Palestine. The British census in 1922 reported 650,000 Muslims.