Monday, December 15, 2008

Last week in Jerusalem

A score was finally settled. Two years ago, the Israeli extremist leftist organization, Peace Now, issued a report called A sin leads to another sin, in which Peace Now claimed that most Israeli towns in Judea & Samaria were founded on land stolen from local Palestinians. The report received widespread international attention and caused a firestorm in Israel. One of the Jewish settlements Peace Now named as being founded mostly on stolen Arab land was Revava.

Rather than lie down and let Peace Now (and Peace Now activists Hagit Ofran and Dror Atkis) libel and slander their town, the organization, which owns the land Revava is settled on, decided on an unusual course of action (for settlers) and launched a lawsuit against Peace Now and two of their activists. Last week in Jerusalem, a magistrate ruled on the Revava lawsuit and found Peace Now guilty. Arutz Sheva reports:
The court found the three defendants guilty. Besides ordering them to apologize, Justice Barclay ruled that they must pay the Fund for Redeeming the Land 20,000 shekels plus tax. The group's apology must be public, and must be published in both Maariv and Haaretz.

"The time has come to end the serial lies issued by various leftist groups,” Attorney Nir Tzvi said following the court's decision. “The public should doubt any report they write.” Nir Tzvi called on Jews living in Judea and Samaria to “stand up for their good name” when facing false accusations from groups like Peace Now.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the people of Revava. Well done!!