Skip to comments.'Peeling the Onion' of Barak's Authority in Yesha
Posted on 06/21/2011 12:42:22 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
Sundays Cabinet decision to strip Defense Minister Ehud Barak of some aspects of his unilateral authority regarding Jewish neighborhoods in Judea and Samaria is gratifying for the Land of Israel-loyal public.
The Cabinet decided to transfer responsibility for the World Zionist Organization Rural Settlement Division from the Agriculture Ministry to the Prime Minister's Office. Specifically, some issues that until now needed to be approved by the Defense Minister will now merely be decided "in coordination with the Defense Minister."
Judea and Samaria (Yesha) have not been annexed to Israel, and are still under military control meaning that Defense Minister Barak has the final word on many decisions, including construction. He has long been considered a foe of Jewish settlement in Judea and Samaria, because he has frequently used his authority to order the demolition of Jewish houses in Yesha, or simply to withhold his signature necessary for the approval of new construction.
A public campaign was initiated three months ago to have Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu dismiss Barak for his anti-settlement stance and the deteriorating security situation.
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