Skip to comments.G-d Helped Pass the Jerusalem Law, Says MK Cohen
Posted on 07/09/2012 2:45:54 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
Former Knesset Member Geula Cohen believes that annexing Judea and Samaria is possible, if Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu wills it. Based on her experience, however, she noted that the law can be proposed by an MK and not by Netanyahu himself.
Cohen, a former underground fighter who formed the Tehiya party in 1979, initiated the Jerusalem Basic Law that declared "the complete and unified" Jerusalem to be Israel's capital, in 1980.
"It was difficult to think, then, that the Jerusalem Law could pass," Cohen recollected. "[Israeli Prime Minister Menachem] Begin and [Egyptian President Anwar] Sadat had an agreement that such a law would only pass if both sides agreed to it, but G-d helped and one day I read in the newspaper that the Egyptian parliament discussed Jerusalem being Palestinian. That contradicted the agreement with Sadat."
"I went to Begin and told him that in that case, we are allowed to do the same thing. Begin said that we wrote and signed that this subject will only pass in agreement. I kept working on the law. I did not think practically and immediately proposed the Jerusalem Law. I remember the jeering there was in the press about me and about the bill. They said that Geula Cohen against wants to tie down and rape the Knesset."
"There was great happiness in Jerusalem," she recalled. "It's hard to describe. I walked down the street and everyone was happy. There has not been a law that passed with the vote of G-d like this law. Only the finger of G-d did this. It is the finger that voted. Everyone was ashamed to vote against the law. I hardly passed any other law over the years. This is the law for which I spent 20 years in the Knesset."
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In 1942 she joined the Irgun, and moved to Lehi the following year. A radio announcer for the group, she was arrested by the British authorities in 1946. She was imprisoned in Bethlehem, but escaped from jail in 1947. She was also editor of the Lehi newspaper Youth Front. After Israeli independence in 1948, she contributed to Sulam, a monthly magazine published by former Lehi leader Israel Eldad.
Cohen married a former Lehi comrade, Emanuel Hanegbi. From 196173, she wrote for the Israeli newspaper Maariv and served on its editorial board.
Political career In 1972 Cohen joined Menachem Begin's Herut party, then part of the Gahal alliance, and was elected to the Knesset the following year, by which time Gahal had become Likud. She was re-elected in 1977.
God’s will be done.
A small calm before the storm.
Jerusalem will be a problem no nation will be able to solve, and they’ll all get involved before it is over.
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The answer lies not only in annexation but in transfering the hostile Arabs to an Arab country (or countries), but it's actually against the law to suggest this in Israel (I believe).
The borders of 'Eretz Yisra'el are determined by Halakhah and not by human authority. Unfortunately the State of Israel that has existed since 1948 is a secular western democracy and not a Halakhic state.
For a lot of reasons, I disagree with Kahane. But if the annexation is unequivocal and emphatic, there will be less overtly hostile Arabs, and thus easier to transfer out those who are overtly hostile.
An emigration package could also be offered for those who leave voluntarily, similar to the immigration package offered to Jews who make aliya, and the government can buy up Arab real estate and protect those who sell or facilitate sales from reprisals, including one-way tickets to the country of their choice and new identities.
But every Arab emigrant family member would have to be interviewed separately to determine that they are not being held against their will, are not Jewish, and are leaving of their own volition together with the head of family.
But ultimately there is no secular solution. No secular political program will ever alleviate the problem any more than a secular ethnic Jewish state has solved Jewish problems.
The world thinks the lesson it was supposed to learn from Jewish suffering is the need for massive secularization. This is not what Israel was supposed to teach the nations. Considering the totalistic nature of Halakhah the association of secularism with Jews is really ironic.
I suggest Egon Hostovsky’s novel Missing for a Christian Czech’s perspective on the forcible transport of ethnic Germans after WW II. He felt that that act deprived the anti-Communist Czech nationalists of all moral authority, so when the Communists took over Czechoslovakia, there was almost no opposition, a fait accompli.
But I’ve already said in the post to which you are responding what I think of transferring the Arabs from Israel, and the conditions I would like to see for that.