This new bill says something to this extent: if discovered that Jewish homes were unintentionally built on privately owned land in the West Bank, then these houses do not need to be destroyed but rather, the original land owners will receive 125% of its value.

Opposition against this bill has basically said (over and over again) that this is theft (it is not, because the owners are compensated), a plot to expropriate Arab Palestinian lands (it is not, because the ownership after serious research must have been unknown at the time of the building; rather it’s to prevent senseless home destructions) and that it is a racist war crime (anything Zionist do is a racist war crime for Jew haters).

Some have admitted that the legality of this upcoming bill is disputed, but few have pointed out that Israel is a democratic State where racism is unlawful and human rights are a priority of the High Court, so that if it’s really not OK it won’t become law.

Furthermore, the idea that almost everyone agrees that this bill is a scandal is an exaggeration. Here you have 14 links to news items and lay articles by different competent authors. Most of them give original in depth presentations of why this bill may hold up to reason and justice.

This is of course only of interest to people who are into information, truth and honesty.

International Legal Expert: Widespread Global Criticism of Settlement ‘Regulation Law’ Passed by Knesset Is Unwarranted

Regulations and legalese: A new Israeli law

Israel’s Settlement Regulations Bill and International Law

Eichler: Regulation Law should be extended to kibbutzim

The Settlements Law is defensible: A response to Irwin Cotler

How the ‘blue liners’ forced the regulation law’s passing

Are the Israeli Settlements Legal Under International Law?

Dershowitz would defend Israel in The Hague over outpost law

Proposed law aims to give Knesset full authority

MK Smotrich: No Regulation Law can help against self-hatred

Does MK Bezalel Smotrich live in illegal home within West Bank?

Attorney general won’t defend contentious outpost law in court

‘Settlements law could open Israelis to war crimes prosecution’

Is it Legal for Jews to Live in Jerusalem?

So don’t parrot hostile politicians, media and social media that claim through nonsense, lying and cherry picking that this bill is wrong. If you want to join the discussion with integrity and intelligence, first inform yourself.

If you then must say something critical of Israel, say that what the government deems possible on the West Bank should be valid in the Negev too, to stop destruction of Bedouin homes, as explained here.