Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Laws, Schmaws, Who Cares Anymore?
"Postcards from America - Postcards from Israel" ^ | October 24, 2011 | Norma Zager

Posted on 10/24/2011 10:16:04 PM PDT by Ari Bussel

Laws Schmaws, Who Cares Anymore? By Norma Zager

“Our government... teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.” Louis Brandeis

No one follows the laws anymore.

Stop sign, no problem, roll on through.

Red light means speed up to too many people.

Speeding, easy peasy if you don’t get caught.

Stealing is highly profitable and a corporate mentality these days.

Murder, mayhem and vice are all in a day’s work for some.

I am certain I am not the only person who has noticed this serious slippage in the human morality department.

It is as obvious as standing beneath an erupting volcano and thinking “hmmm, it’s getting a bit warm around here.”

This failure to obey or respect law and order is not exclusively a local, statewide or even national phenom. It is also flagrantly practiced on the international scene.

The United Nations, the source of all evil in the world, knowingly disregards facts in lieu of their satanic daily agenda.

They ignore Somalian children dying of starvation and focus on allowing the greatest despots and perpetrators of evil to spew hatred and mass murder.

They focus on maligning Israel and spreading anti Semitism and hatred throughout the world with a flagrant disregard for the actual laws in place among nations.

Case in point: Israel’s right to Palestine.

In a recent article, Eli Hertz reminded not only the world, but also the State of Israel of their rights under international law. 
 As Hertz so eloquently points out:

The “Mandate for Palestine” on July 24, 1922, a historical League of Nations document that set forth the irrevocable Jewish legal rights to settle anywhere in western Palestine, the area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, an entitlement unaltered by international law and valid to this day.

Leadership, both in Israel and in the Diaspora do practically nothing effective with the best legal weapon they will ever have: "The Mandate for Palestine."

In the first Report of the High Commissioner on the Administration of Palestine (1920-1925) presented to the British Secretary of State for the Colonies, and published in April 1925, the most senior official of the Mandate underscored how international guarantees for the existence of a Jewish National Home in Palestine were achieved:

The [Balfour] Declaration was endorsed at the time by several of the Allied Governments; it was reaffirmed by the Conference of the Principal Allied Powers at San Remo in 1920; it was subsequently endorsed by unanimous resolutions of both Houses of the Congress of the United States; it was embodied in the Mandate for Palestine approved by the League of Nations in 1922; it was declared, in a formal statement of policy issued by the Colonial Secretary in the same year, 'not to be susceptible of change.'

Article 27 of the Mandate for Palestine states that the "consent of the Council of the League of Nations is required for any modification of the terms of this mandate." No such consent was ever passed.

Eleven successive British governments, Labor and Conservative, from David Lloyd George (1916-1922) through Clement Attlee (1945-1952) viewed themselves as duty-bound to fulfill the "Mandate for Palestine" placed in the hands of Great Britain by the League of Nations.

In 1947 the British put the future of western Palestine into the hands of the United Nations, the successor organization to the League of Nations, which had established the Mandate for Palestine.

When describing trust agreements such as the Mandate for Palestine, Article 80 of the United Nations Charter states that "nothing in this Chapter shall be construed in or of itself to alter in any manner the rights whatsoever of any states of any peoples or the terms of existing international instruments to which Members of the United Nations may respectively be parties".

Thus, the Mandate for Palestine is still in effect today.

It is time to tell the free democratic world:

Effective immediately, the Government of Israel reaffirms the Mandate for Palestine as the foundation and the starting point for any and all peace discussions between the Jewish state of Israel and the Arab inhabitant in Judea and Samaria.”

What is so interesting to me is that Mr. Hertz must remind an entire country of their legal right to exist.

This is not the first time I have heard about this document or its implications or importance for the Jewish people. Yet it is blatantly ignored not only by the world, but also by Israel.

Why? Are there no Jewish lawyers left in the Jewish State?

If someone tells you, “by the way, I have decided I want your home so pack up and get out,” you would laugh in his face. Unless it was the bank of course, and in today’s economic climate, well you might even laugh at that as well.

Yet almost the entire world stands up and says “Hey Jews, move on out of your legal home” and Israel says, “Let’s negotiate. Let’s sit down and discuss this.”

What is there to discuss?

What is there to negotiate?

Here is the legal document, my title to this property.

To use a colorful Yiddishism, tell them to Geh shlog dein kup en vant. (Go bang your head against a wall!)

Israel must stand up and say, tough noogies. No land for peace, no negotiations, nada, cause it ain’t yours. So just get over it. Go somewhere else in the sixty billion square miles of Middle Eastern land that is barren and unused, or be a good neighbor and stop killing our children and spreading blood libels against our people.

The true irony that struck me as I read Mr. Hertz’s piece was a simple one.

The Jewish people are known throughout the world as “the lawgivers.”

Moses’ schlep up Mt. Sinai, twice by the way, wasn’t to get a suntan, but to bring God’s laws to mankind.

Now, while the world threatens the annihilation of the Jewish people, they are the first to ignore the law. A law that would save them, and the State of Israel, from haters who seek to destroy us for a change.

This isn’t even biblical law, but actual international law. There is no religious implication here and even for those who are not religious, it must stand.

When Bibi stood before the U.N. why not say simply, “Sorry guys, we have a legal document here. Too bad for you, but that’s the way the middle-eastern cookie crumbles.”

I have often said that life is easy; people make it hard.

It amazes me how mankind will go to the ends of earth to find a solution, when the easiest path is right in front of them.

Avail yourselves of the easy route, Israel. Just tell the world, “this has been settled, this is a done deal. Find some other evil to keep you occupied, because Israel has left the building.”


The series “Postcards from America—Postcards from Israel” by Ari Bussel and Norma Zager is a compilation of articles capturing the essence of life in America and Israel during the first two decades of the 21st Century.

The writers invite readers to view and experience an Israel and her politics through their eyes, Israel visitors rarely discover and Israelis often ignore.

This point—and often—counter-point presentation is sprinkled with humor and sadness and attempts to tackle serious and relevant issues of the day. The series began in 2008, appears both in print in the USA and on numerous websites and is followed regularly by readership from around the world.

Zager and Bussel can be heard on live radio in conversation on the program “Conversations Eye to Eye between Norma and Ari.”

© “Postcards from America — Postcards from Israel,” October, 2011 Contact:

First Published October 24, 2011

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: elihertz; israel; laws; lawsschmaws; leagueofnations; legalrightisrael; mandatepalestine; schmaws

1 posted on 10/24/2011 10:16:09 PM PDT by Ari Bussel
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Ari Bussel

Hear, hear!

And this, from a goy. Great post!

2 posted on 10/24/2011 10:30:40 PM PDT by Mugwump
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ari Bussel

“Speeding, easy peasy if you don’t get caught.”

Speed limits have little to do with safety; they’re a pretext for law enforcement thugs to fleece the public.

3 posted on 10/24/2011 10:36:13 PM PDT by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ari Bussel

I agree with Norma on everything she said except that it’s easy. It will never be easy for the Jews. It never was and never will be as long as MAN makes the laws on earth.

4 posted on 10/24/2011 11:12:59 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mugwump

“And this, from a goy. Great post!”

I agree great post. But who is the ‘goy’ you refer to, and BTW, I know you did not mean any offence - just the opposite, but some FReepers will interpret that term badly.

5 posted on 10/24/2011 11:35:20 PM PDT by expat1000
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: expat1000
Interestingly enough, goyim actually means nations -- not people. Israel itself is referred to that way: chodesh goy.

It is kind of like when people say some blacks are Uncle Tom's because they scrape to the white man. Uncle Tom as conceived by Harriet Beecher Stowe is not a black man who scrapes to the white man, but the Christlike figure who dies for all our sins. That was the way pre civil war Americans understood him to be.

6 posted on 10/25/2011 2:12:36 AM PDT by Stepan12
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Ari Bussel

It was all about sex, remember?

7 posted on 10/25/2011 2:38:03 AM PDT by semaj
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Stepan12

Thanks, Stephan. Nevertheless, I know some of the FReepers take it as Jews disparaging gentiles.

8 posted on 10/25/2011 3:36:33 AM PDT by expat1000
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: expat1000

Well, I was asleep when you asked, so here’s the answer at last. “Goy” is Yiddish (I believe) for”gentile.”

9 posted on 10/25/2011 8:19:40 AM PDT by Mugwump
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Mugwump

The question was actually who are you referring to because I thought everyone associated with this story is Jewish, but it is not a question worthy of a lengthy dialogue. :-)

10 posted on 10/25/2011 8:32:45 AM PDT by expat1000
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson