By Moshe Feiglin
"You are not allowed to pass through here," the Arab said to me. When I ignored him, he stood in the middle of the path and blocked my way. I got off my bicycle and clarified that I would be continuing on the path. "I'm going to call the courts!" he shouted after me. "The courts will take care of you!"
I was not passing through private property. I was riding on a mountain path that is used by the public. But the Arab knew that he had a powerful weapon. Israel's court system will automatically side with him.
Mordy and Elitzur Harel have been sentenced to long jail sentences. They were arrested during the protests for Gush Katif for planning to block the Ayalon highway with two burning cars. Mordy, his wife and five children are victims of the Expulsion. They were driven out of their home in Homesh in the Northern Shomron. Mordy's brother, Elitzur, is from Elon Moreh. He is married and the father of a baby.
The two brothers were bombastically charged with endangering life in a traffic thoroughfare. This charge has never been pressed against road-blocking protesters from the labor unions or the long list of other protesters who blocked roads to get their points across. This law can and should be used against those people who truly do intend to endanger the lives of the drivers on the roads. But not surprisingly, it is not used against Arab rock throwers. If they are arrested at all, they are generally released without charge. The extreme leftist rock throwers who have already taken out the eye of one border policeman and caused the death of another will never be sentenced to long prison terms. The Arab who murdered Ido Zoldon, may G-d avenge his blood, had previously been released from prison for the minor' crime of tying soldiers up and stealing their weapons. The Druze rioters who kidnapped a policewoman and burned Jewish homes in Peki'in received a very severe sentence - a friendly soccer game with the police.
But Israel's courts have made sure that two young Jewish fathers, who planned to effectively protest the pogrom being planned against them, will be sitting in prison for a long time. Israel's justice system enthusiastically supplied the judicial tools that the State of Israel needed in order to perpetrate its sensitive and determined' pogrom against the Jews faithful to the Land of Israel. Clearly, the exaggerated verdict against Mordy and Elitzur are part of the program to neutralize one of the most effective means of protest that the Land of Israel faithful have.
Tzviyah from Elon Moreh has already spent long months in prison. She could have gotten out long ago, but she is unwilling to identify herself or to cooperate in any way with the evil system. And she is right. The courts in Israel are anything but neutral arbiters in the ongoing political dispute raging in Israel. Their lack of objectivity has been proven countless times. As far as Tzviyah and many others are concerned, there is no reason to continue to play their zero-sum game. The left's political coercion is masquerading as a court and Tzviyah is not willing to take part in the theatrics. She understands that the courts are one of the most effective tools of the Israeli Left and Israel's enemies.
How do we rectify this situation?
Israel needs a political force that will change the rules of the game. Israel needs legislation that will obligate judges to undergo a public hearing before they are elected and to use Jewish law as the main source of their decisions. Israel needs legislation that will define the extent of the authority of the attorney general.
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