When Justices Are Unjust

The recent ruling of the High Court of Justice against Israel’s offshore drilling for natural gas can be considered a major disaster for Israel’s growth and economic security in addition to broken agreements with Jordan, Cyprus, Greece, Turkey, and now even Russia.

All are dependent on receiving supplies of natural gas from Israel’s underwater fields.

The court’s ruling will cause investors to withdraw multi-millions, if not billions, of dollars from the drilling project.

This will cause irreparable damage to Israel and will smear Israel’s good name as an unreliable partner.

The government should demand a referendum from the public in a democratic attempt to overturn the High Court’s unjust ruling.

Vox populi… the voice of the people… must be the deciding factor, not the decisions of a few Justices who have no real understanding of economy and international agreements.

The Knesset should vote to continue the drilling projects and to preserve Israel’s good name as a stable and reliable partner.

Our government cannot be restricted with tied hands by a few unjust Justices who sit on the bench at Israel’s goodwill.

The time has come to disobey the court’s ruling in favor of the greater good for our country… stability, economic security, reliability and fidelity to promises made to partners, investors, and foreign governments.

If we fail to do so, who will want to invest in our country’s poor (and growing poorer) economy?

Unjust Judicial decisions can be ignored if they do not benefit the welfare of our society.

V’im lo achshav….aimatai? And if we fail to do it now, then when?

About the Author
Esor Ben-Sorek is a retired professor of Hebrew, Biblical literature & history of Israel. Conversant in 8 languages: Hebrew, Yiddish, English, French, German, Spanish, Polish & Dutch. Very proud of being an Israeli citizen. A follower of Trumpeldor & Jabotinsky & Begin.
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