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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Rabbis to ban sales of homes and land to Arabs

A cross-section of National Religious and Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) Rabbis are to meet on Monday to place a ban upon sales of homes in Jerusalem and land in northern Israel to Arabs.
The need for the conference arose, King said, after he began receiving numerous complaints from residents of northern Jerusalem neighborhoods who told of religious Jews who sold their homes to Arabs. King hopes that the rabbinical statement which will be issued Monday will be signed by prominent rabbis like Shmuel Eliyahu of Tzfat, Rabbi Yaakov Yosef and Rabbi Menachem Porush, and that these will be joined by the rabbis of French Hill and Pisgat Ze'ev. Such a statement will have a meaningful impact on the religious public.


According to King, the economic downturn is causing many Jews in the Galilee as well as in the “socially weaker” parts of Jerusalem to sell their homes to Arabs. In the Galilee, he said, the buyers are wealthy Arabs from foreign countries who purchase the land for political reasons. In Jerusalem, the buyers are Arabs with Israeli ID cards who found themselves on the eastern side of the security fence and who want to move to the western side of the fence in order to make their lives easier. “Olmert in his stupidity thought that the fence would protect us from demography but it only brought demography further inside,” King said.

While Arabs from the eastern side of Jerusalem move west, Arabs from the PA move in and buy the houses that they vacate, even though they are illegal migrants by law and have no right to do so. Lack of enforcement by Israel makes it possible.
But here's the difference between this ban and the Arab ban on selling land to Jews: People who violate this ban won't be subject to the death penalty.

The picture at the top is a home in Pisgat Zev (a Jewish neighborhood) that was for sale or rent to Arabs only two years ago.


At 10:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

so the arabs got smart and are finally taking a page from what the yidden have been doing for years

and please explain to me how a ban will solve anything...unless their is money to back it up

one cannot eat floor boards

At 10:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not just Arabs. There's going to be a big problem with overseas Christians wanting to buy (more) property here.

At 4:03 PM, Blogger Esser Agaroth said...


1. Shy Guy is absolutely right.

2. We already have such laws. Too bad we need a "meeting" to reaffirm this.

3. The Supreme Court will not be taking this sitting down. Prepare to hear the "R" word quite a bit in the near future.


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