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Elkin: If I Had to, Id Expel Jews
Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/12/12 | Maayana Miskin

Posted on 12/21/2012 5:22:10 AM PST by Eleutheria5

MK Zev Elkin of Likud talked to Arutz Sheva about refusing orders after Habayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home) party head Naftali Bennet raised the issue by saying that if he were ordered to expel Jews from their homes he would ask his commander to release him from duty.

Elkin related that he, too, would request a release from duty – but that if one were not forthcoming, he would carry out the eviction order.

His decision does not indicate a support for such orders, he said, and he plans to use his status as an MK from the ruling party to ensure that such orders are not given in the first place.

However, he said, once the orders come through they should be followed. “I think the army needs to be beyond political debate,” he explained. “Just as I vehemently oppose those with left-wing views who refuse to serve in the IDF for ideological reasons, so too those on the right who declare that they would refuse orders.”

Elkin said that as a rule, he would be willing to cross lines and even go to jail for the sake of Jewish settlement in Israel. “I’m ready to sit in jail. There’s no shame in going to jail for the land of Israel,” he declared.

“I almost went to jail in the USSR for Zionism. It doesn’t bother me,” he added. What bothers him, he said, is the blow that refusing orders gives to the IDF’s status as a national organization.


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TOPICS: Extended News; Israel; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: elkin; expel; ifihadto; likud
“I think the army needs to be beyond political debate,” he explained.

OK, Elkin. But you are not in uniform. Neither is Bennet. You are both running for Knesset seats. That is political debate. I will vote for the party that is opposed to evicting Jews from their home, and that will serve to avoid putting soldiers in the dilemma of either disobeying orders or carrying them out when they are immoral.

1 posted on 12/21/2012 5:22:18 AM PST by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

Stupid Isralis shoot themselves in the foot..........
and again.............
and again............

gets boring, NO? ‘Course we do it too—mebbie they learn from us.

2 posted on 12/21/2012 6:20:43 AM PST by Flintlock (PARANOIA--means having all the facts.)
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