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"Eminent Domain" clause does not fly!

Reader comment on item: Ariel Sharon's Folly

Submitted by Eliyezer Ben Ari (United States), Apr 6, 2005 at 16:11

For all of the posters here trying to present this situation as an excercise of the law of eminent domain, you are all missing a crucial point. "Eminent domain" clause applies to ALL citizens regardless of skin color, nationality or creed that live and own property in the area which is to be used for public development.

Contrary to pseudo-legal lingo used here by some posters to try and explain it using the "eminent domain" clause, nothing of the sort is scheduled to happen. Instead ONLY JEWISH residents are to be forcefully removed from Gaza.

Arabs holding Israeli citizenship that live and work in Gaza (and there are several hundred of them) WILL NOT be expelled from their homes. Instead they will be able to CHOOSE to remain where they are or move back behind the green line.

Try and imagine a similar situation in US or Canada towards Black or Asian Americans in the same fashion i.e. "The area is too dangerous for FILL IN THE BLANKS, so all the FILL IN THE BLANKS have to leave or be expelled."

Any rational human being of moral fortitude will call this an "ethnic cleansing" and they would be absolutely correct.

If the situation were reversed and Israel decided to forcefully expel its Arab population using the clause of "eminent domain," the whole world including the US would be up in arms about the proposal.

Of course the world's moral standards seem to be different when applied to Jews...

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