Wednesday, August 03, 2005

The Ugly Face Of The Israeli Government And Judicial System

If you have a strong stomach, take a peek here.

1 comment:

Avi Green said...

I wrote this on another blog called Orange Humanist, and I'll post it here too:

I think there's an interesting point that could made here in regards to the court's "threat" to try and send the kids to a kibbutz based custodian:

Whereever you go in Israel, there are sensible kibbutz residents today who'd find the idea embarrassing, no matter their positions, and if they found out that say, the custodians were treating the kids like trash, they'd do whatever they could to stop them. That's probably also one of the reasons why the whole idea of dormitories for the children of the residents wore off by the 1960s.

I don't think there's that many kibbutz managements who'd want to allow something like that on their premises, because these days, it doesn't take long for these things to be found out, and if they allowed it, they'd be risking a boycott by external members of the public, and it could end up harming even their own businesses, such as factories and stores. I was once on a tour trip with a social group that went to eat lunch at a kibbutz dining hall(it was simply delicious what we ate there), and many kibbutzes need to make money not just from local residents, but from external visitors as well, including tourists and passers-by, and if they were to let something like a forced custody matter take place on their property, it could end up embarrassing their reputation, even with the local residents.

I thought about this just yesterday while travelling on a bus, and I realized that the idea really does have holes in it, big or small. So when it comes to the country's kibbutzes, there may not be all that much need for concern. But when it comes to the court, there most certainly is.

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