A-G approves ‘absentee property’ solution for Amona

Avichai Mandelblit states that absentee property can be used as a temporary solution for Amona, but the Regulation Law would invalidate it.

By Nitsan Keidar, INN

agAttorney General Avichai Mandelblit on Monday submitted a legal opinion offering a temporary solution for the residents of Amona, which is slated for demolition by December 25.

The legal opinion relates to the possibility of moving the residents of Amona to temporary structures on three plots located north of the community.

The solution is a temporary one, for a period of about eight months, and will move the residents to property defined as “absentee property”, meaning assets granted to the state of Israel which originally belonged to individuals who fled to the territory of a hostile nation during the 1948 War of Independence.

The solution is based on a 1998 legal opinion by then-Military Advocate General, Uri Shoham, who opined that absentee property may be used under circumstances of urgent public need.

Mandelblit stated that the temporary solution will only be valid until such a time that the Knesset passes the Regulation Law, at which point the situation will no longer be considered urgent and the Defense Ministry would be required to immediately vacate the plots.

The absentee property solution for Amona is the solution which is the preference of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who has been pushing for this solution and last week announced the creation of a special committee for this purpose.

Mandelblit’s new legal opinion comes hours after it was reported that Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman are pulling out all the stops to prevent the passage of the Regulation Law, which is supported by the Jewish Home party.

According to Haaretz, Netanyahu and Liberman expressed concern in a cabinet meeting Sunday that the passage of the Regulation Law could encourage the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague to launch an investigation against Israel.

Netanyahu and Liberman reportedly attacked Jewish Home chairman, Education Minister Naftali Bennett, who is one of the bill’s primary proponents.

They also said that passing the bill could encourage U.S. President Barack Obama to take action against Israel at the UN during his final days in office.

Bennett, for his part, said that he would be willing to compromise if real alternatives which can be implemented are found.

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  1. Why does Israel have to recognize any foreign authority except when it suits her? Why do we, for that matter?

    Great article:


    Dov Hikind is so awesome:

    “Hikind is part of a group of New York state legislators that has consistently blocked plans to renovate United Nations headquarters, calling the UN anti-American and anti-Israel.[15]”


    How do we get back to the eternal truths embodied in the Monroe Doctrine:

    “Monroe Doctrine – Wikipedia
    The Monroe Doctrine was a U.S. policy of opposing European colonialism in the Americas beginning in 1823. It stated that further efforts by European nations to take control of any independent state in North or South America would be viewed as “the manifestation of an unfriendly disposition toward the United States.”
    ?Background · ?The Doctrine · ?Effects · ?Criticism”

    And that goes double for the Mohammadens!! Muslim was just a historian. Westerners used to call them Mohammedans or Mohammetans, but political correctness forbids this because it offends them, like the drawings, taking Mohammed’s name in vain. Well, we should go out of our way to offend them, officially. Anybody who gets mad is an extremist. The only problem is separating out the nominal Mohammedans from the radicals. So we know who needs to be gotten rid of.

    Liberals disengenuously, hypocritically, and needless to say, stupidly, try to pretend Mormons are extremists. But, when’s the last (or the first) time you heard of a Mormon murdering anybody because of the disgustingly, nay obscenely, vicious and libelous Broadway hit, “The Book of Mormon” while shouting, “Allu Joseph Smith, or the equivalent!”
    It’s the equivalent of the obscene parody of Mohammad that Obama and Clinton falsely blamed the debacle at Benghazi on whose Coptic Christian refugee author/director, our Mohammaden soon to be ex-President Obama persecuted into jail on some trumped up tax charge. Now, that movie should be widely distributed on the internet at such time as the government is ready to throw the net over the terrorist bastards when they show themselves in response.

    If need be, Tienanmen Square Style!!! Doin’ them in in style.