Arutz 7: Former Knesset Speaker Supports Yesha Labeling
Former Knesset Speaker Burg supports recent decisions by several countries to label products that from Judea and Samaria.
Elad Benari, June 8, 2012
Former Knesset Speaker Avraham Burg has expressed support for recent decisions by several countries to label products that were produced in Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria (Yehuda and Shomron).
In an opinion piece published in the British Independent on Thursday, Burg wrote, “Since 2009, the United Kingdom has been taking measures, in accordance with European consumer protection rules, to ensure that settlement products – goods you might find on your supermarket shelves that have been produced in the occupied Palestinian territories – are no longer labelled as ‘made in Israel’.
Avraham! What big glasses you have! All the more to look down upon you condescendingly with!
“Contrary to what you may think,” wrote the former Knesset Speaker, “EU member states which take these measures act in Israel's interest. They do so because they take steps that defend and reinforce the Green Line, the pre-1967 border between Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. “The Green Line is of decisive importance to achieving Middle East peace. It is the line that was drawn in green pencil on the maps that were on the table at the time of the cease-fire agreements between Israel and the Arab states, signed in 1949. Regrettably, this line survived only until the 1967 war."
Burg claimed, “The large-scale and expansionist settlement enterprise erodes the Green Line every day. Residential communities, now housing more than 500,000 settlers, were established within occupied Palestinian territory in order to make us forget the Green Line's existence and prevent the establishment of an independent Palestinian state. It should long have been clear to every Israeli that anything located inside the Green Line is the democratic, legal, normative Israel, and anything beyond the line is something else: undemocratic, illegal, not normative. Not ours. “But the Israeli people's eyes are blind, their ears are deaf and their leaders are flaccid and weak. This is precisely the situation in which civilized societies urgently need feedback and intervention from the outside....”
|Look! I can see the Jewish homeland! ...France.|
Flaccid and weak? Well, you may be right about that, about our human "leaders" anyway. HaShem is the ultimate a of authority, though. So when what the government wants, even more so, what the goyim want, contradicts what HaShem wants, the Jewish People is supposed to do what He wants (Ramba"m, Hil. M'lakhim u'Milhamoth 3:9)
How do I know what He wants? Simple. The Torah. How do we know which "interpretation" of it to follow? Also, simple. It's called halakhah. These matters are so clear, that when they studied by those not receiving a salary from the Israeli Government (talk about a conflict of interest!), the lack of rocket science involved is clear to all.
Apparently, Avraham, you are not concerned with any of these. Your co-dependence on the goyim, validate your existence is exactly what we do not need.
Legal? According to whom? According to what?
חוקי התורה קודמין לחוקי האדם.
Torah Law takes precedence over man-made laws.
Intervention from the outside? Just exactly what do you mean by that? What would your precious "homeland," the European Union say if intervention came in from the outside? Europeans would never heard of such a thing. But, apparently, in your opinion, it is perfectly ok to violate Israel's sovereignty right?
Hey, Avraham! You chose France over Israel. You even told Israelis to leave, and to get themselves citizenship in other countries.
You can't have it both ways.
Mind your own business, before you do harm to fellow Jews.
That's not what you had in mind, is it?