Why is it not “incitement to racism” to advocate expelling Jews

More than 100,000 people participated in the referendum which asked voters to choose their preference of two “disengagement alternatives” – “The Sharon plan” – expulsion of the Jews, or “The Jewish Alternative” – to expel Israel’s enemy thereby distancing the threat of Kassam rocket attacks.

As insane as this may sound,Yekutiel Ben Yaakov, the man who initiated that referendum was recently convicted in a Jerusalem court on charges of “incitement to racism” for his efforts to allow the people of Israel to voice their opinion on this critical issue of life or death for the state of Israel.

Over 90 percent of those who participated, opted for the Jewish plan. Is it any wonder that the government will do anything possible hush these results and to bury any referendum initiative? The last thing Olmert and his ilk need is for the people of Israel to voice their opinion openly and for the average Israeli “right wing extremist” to learn that his views are in the majority and not the views of some extremist fringe element. What soldier will obey orders to expel his brother, when it becomes clear that those giving him the orders are not only demanding that he violate Torah and common sense but also that he execute orders that are anathema to the majority of Israelis.

The courts have given Ben Yakov the victory that he has been seeking. Now that it has been established that it is “racist” and illegal to suggest the alternative of expulsion of our enemies in a referendum, it would surely be deemed racist to actually expel 10,000 Jews from their homes.

The public is urged to attend the hearing for the sentencing in Jerusalem on March 25th at 10:00 AM (Beit Mishpat Shalom)

Funds for the legal defense can be sent to Mishalot Yisrael POBox 6592 Jerusalem Israel, or the Paypal donation link.

Please send a letter of protest to Judge Rivka Friedman Feldman and urge leniency on behalf of Yekutiel Ben Yakov…All emails can be sent to MishalLYisrael@Yahoo.com with the subject Referendums are not illegal.

November 10, 2007 | 2 Comments »

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