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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Adopt the Levy Report before Knesset elections?

Prime Minister Netanyahu is trying to have the Levy report adopted before the Knesset electionso on January 22. The Levy report asserts that it is legal for Israel to build in the Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria. Netanyahu's father Ben Tziyon z"l (pictured with the Prime Minister) would be pleased.
The government commission report, which also calls for the authorization of West Bank outposts when possible, was submitted to Netanyahu in July.
At the time Netanyahu said he would bring to the Ministerial Committee on Settlements for debate, but never made good on that pledge, in spite of pressure to do so from his party’s right wing flank.
In advance of the Likud primaries later this month and the upcoming elections, they have renewed their pressure on Netanyahu to approve the report either through the Settlements Committee or the cabinet.
Rumors surfaced last week that Netanyahu would deal with it on Sunday, but that Weinstein had acted to prevent that in light of the upcoming elections. Netanyahu and Weinstein’s office have been quiet on the topic.
Last week Weinstein wrote a memo to the ministries urging them not to make any major policy decisions, now the country was heading to elections and the government was a transitional one.
On Sunday, however, politicians at the Likud’s weekly ministerial meeting urged Netanyahu to act on the report now.
"Netanyahu's government must act immediately to adopt the report by [former Supreme Court] Judge Edmund Levy," Sports and Culture Minister Limor Livnat said at the meeting.
Weinstein has no legal reason by which to prevent the cabinet from adopting the Levy report, Livnat said.
"We are not a transitional government, we are a sitting government. We have the full legal and political authority to adopt the report,” Livnat said.
But before you all go celebrating....
There is some speculation that if Netanyahu were to bring the document to the cabinet or the Ministerial Settlements Committee now, he would only present a modified version, absent some of elements that the international community would find most controversial. Aside from its broad legal opinion on the status of West Bank settlements under international law, the report also argues that land disputes in the West Bank should be determined by a separate judicial system created specifically to handle those cases. This would include instances in which both Israelis and Palestinians claimed ownership of the same tract of land.
It should be clear to all of you that Leftist Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein does not want to bring this report to the government for approval. And neither does Netanyahu.  This is pure electioneering.

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At 12:06 AM, Blogger Sunlight said...

It seems to me that a parallel County Clerk Project, with title search databases and GIS layers, could back up the Levy Report. And the reverse, also. These Leftists would have to say that 1) Jews are subject to Israeli Leftist Judenrein imposition if they own land, and that 2) these Leftists (including in the U.S. OMG!) consider only their own enlightened selves as able to dictate when someone (e.g., a Palestinian, etc.) has the right and status to sell land that they own. These Leftists think some victim classes that they surround, hold down, and take over speaking for are just not capable of functioning with equal opportunity in a free society. Marcuse told us how that would be at UC San Diego in the midi-70s. How did he get that so right.

The new adjudication court set up to adjudicate title matters could be called a District Court... seriously, take the naming and running of the court out of the Obfuscating Left's hands. They are not the masters of anyone!!!

At 11:09 AM, Blogger HaDaR said...

It should be clear to all of you that Leftist Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein does not want to bring this report to the government for approval. And neither does Netanyahu. This is pure electioneering.
That's the truth.


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