Jerusalem resident Nobel Prize laureate Prof. Yisrael Aumann has joined the opposition, calling upon Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his cabinet not to evict residents of Beit El’s Ulpana neighborhood from their homes. Aumann on Sunday, 13 Sivan visited the protest tent outside the Prime Minister’s Office. He told the protestors that they must use civil disobedience, to lie on the ground and make them carry out one at a time. He told them if it comes to an eviction they must make it as difficult as possible.
Aumann, a religious resident of Yerushalayim, fears that the eviction would place the very existence of the state in jeopardy and impact generations to come. He agrees with those who fear expelling Jews as a result of Arab land ownership claims will set a very dangerous precedent.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu signals that he is still seeking a solution to circumvent the High Court of Justice’s decision in an effort to prevent a major coalition crisis. The prime minister’s opponents point out that in his first term in office Mr. Netanyahu turned over portions of Hebron to the PA (Palestinian Authority) as well as voting in favor of the 2005 Disengagement Plan, the expulsions of Jews from Gaza prior to heroically leaving the government.
They warn that “Bibi is the master of gab and he is therefore that much more dangerous” and they feel /he absolutely is void of any and all ideology other than remaining in office at any price.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)