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'Peeling the Onion' of Barak's Authority in Yesha
Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/6/11 | Hillel Fendel

Posted on 06/21/2011 12:42:22 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

Sunday’s 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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TOPICS: Extended News; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ehudbarak; judahandsamaria; mitnahalim; settlers
I want to build a statue of Ehud Barak, about 20 feet high, just to tear it down like the Marines did to Saddam Hussein's statue in Baghdad.
1 posted on 06/21/2011 12:42:27 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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