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State Attorney Tries to Tackle Peace Now
Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/10/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

Posted on 10/22/2012 1:05:53 AM PDT by Eleutheria5

The State Attorney, after dozens of Peace Now appeals against Jewish homes, now says the left-wing group improperly files court appeals, the Makor Rishon newspaper reported.

Peace Now has been in the forefront in recent years in petitioning the High Court against the right of Jews to build and live in Judea and Samaria, and in many, if not most, cases the organization has won an approving ear from the High Court.

Whether by coincidence or not, the new State Attorney position comes only several months after a dramatic change in the make-up of the High Court. Gush Etzion attorney Asher Grunis was appointed to the court and also was elected president, following the retirement of Dorit Beinisch, who consistently approved anti-nationalist initiatives to demolish Jewish homes.

The State Attorney now has outlined to the High Court that the same tactics it successfully used in the past now should be rejected.

Peace Now should not be allowed to file petitions on behalf of Palestinian Authority Arabs who claim to own Jewish land because “it is important that the claim be filed by the proper subjects of the case and not by a public claimant getting involved in a dispute that is not theirs.”

The High Court has usually accepted claims of Arab ownership even though there never has been any legal document under the Ottoman Empire and Jordanian occupation that proves deed of sale. In most cases, Arab leaders in different regions arbitrarily carved up the land and divided it among friends.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: appeals; leftists; peacenow; piecenow
About 70 years overdue.
1 posted on 10/22/2012 1:06:06 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

” The High Court has usually accepted claims of Arab ownership even though there never has been any legal document under the Ottoman Empire and Jordanian occupation that proves deed of sale.”

Reminds me of a letter a guy wrote to a Jerusalem newspaper about his experience.

This guy had been lifelong friends with an Arab family in Israel. Now, this Arab family owned a small two room house for 90 years. After which, they sold it to their Jewish friend. This Jewish guy renovated and expanded the house from two rooms to five rooms.

One day he was relaxing in his newly renovated home when there was a knock on the door. At the door an Arabic gentleman was standing there with a young boy. He introduced himself as a member of the family of the previous owners, and the little boy was his son. The Arab Gentleman claimed that he lived in the house when he was a little boy and he wanted to show his son around his old childhood home.

This came as a surprise to the Jewish guy because having been a lifelong friend of the previous owners, he didnt recognize this Arab Gentleman at all. However, he thought he could be wrong, so he allowed the Arab gentleman in to show his son around. The Jewish guy watched in surprise as the Arab guy went from room to room, going into great detail over his memories in each and every room. Describing to his son how as a kid he did such and such in this room, how a family member did this and that in that room, etc.

The problem with this is that the Arab Gentleman was also doing this to the rooms that the Jewish guy added on. The rooms that didnt exist before the Jewish guy bought the place.

2 posted on 10/22/2012 3:47:33 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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