Parsha Shoftim 5768: Israeli Governance: The Subversion of Justice in Judgement


by Moshe Burt

The third posuk of our Parsha reads; “Tzedek, Tzedek tierdof…” Righteousness, righteousness (also rendered Justice, Justice) you shall pursue that you may live and inherit the land which the Lord, your G’d gives you.” (Sefer Devarim, Perek 16, posuk 20)

This posuk follows immediately after the opening of our Parsha;
“Judges and officers shall you appoint in all of your cities — which Hashem …gives you — for your tribes; and they shall judge the people with righteous judgement. You shall not pervert judgement, you shall not respect persons, neither take a bribe, for a bribe binds the eyes of the wise, and perverts the words of the righteous.” (Sefer Devarim, Perek 16, p’sukim 18-19)
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HillTop Residents Seek Financial Help Against Unfounded Evictions


Israel National News has reported, as have other media, about the 3 young married men living on Hilltops; 2 from Givat Adei Ad next to Shilo, and a 3rd man from a hilltop at Yitzhar who are being singled out by the military command for eviction on bogus grounds.

I am told that the original eviction date was set for Friday, however, in one case where the individual responded to the eviction order asking why he was being evicted, the eviction date was pushed back to next Tuesday.

I spoke by phone with the fellow from Yitzhar who is asking the following; [...]  Click here to read more.

Thursday War News: Terror Cell Including 2 Israeli Arabs Nabbed for Planning Attacks, Pardoned Fatah Man ‘Returned to Terror’ Nabbed, Rocks and Molotovs Tossed at Jewish Bus, Cars, Large Cache of Illegal Gas Owned by Israeli Arab Seized, 5 Islamic Jihad Terrorists Nabbed

US Manned Early-Warning Radar System: Israel Sitting Ducks?


Israel’s securing of a high-powered early-warning missile radar system in the Negev, manned by U.S. military personnel is not without its consequences relating to Israel’s security and sovereignty. Below are comments by Dr. Aaron Lerner of IMRA as well as commentaries by Caroline Glick and by Aluf Benn and Barak Ravid on the technology and the dire implications of implementation of the system. MB

Americans Manning Warning Station in Negev to Serve as Human Shields for Iran and Syria, by Dr. Aaron Lerner (IMRA) [...]  Click here to read more.

Would You Feel “Safe” in This Portable Shelter???



How is it possible that 70 children will be able to fit into the above-pictured shelter without over-crowding, with scarcely any room to breathe? And so the regime continues developing hazardous alternatives to solving and eliminating THE problem; terrorist rocket and mortar fire from Gaza as well as weapons and munitions smuggling into Gaza from Egypt. MB

Sderot Schoolchildren Can Finally Feel Safe, Shmulik Hadad (Ynet)


The new school year is right around the corner and most of Sderot’s children will return to their respective educational institutions with protected classrooms. [...]  Click here to read more.

Tuesday War News: 2 Kassams Fired at Negev, Only Israeli Action — Closing Crossings; IDF Nabs 4 Terrorists, Israeli Bus Stoned Near Ramallah, 7 Shuafat Arabs Nabbed for Kidnapping

Beware of Uzi Dayan; Remember Rabin on Golan Heights



Before getting all excited about Uzi Dayan, the suddenly turned hawk who just joined Likud, one would do well to take a history lesson from Mordechai Ben-Menachem’s citing of Yitzchak Rabin’s 1992 prime ministerial campaign pronouncement and by reading the link text in it’s totality;

When Yitzhak Rabin ran for election as Israel’s Prime Minister in 1992, he publicly declared at a giant election rally just two weeks before the election, “Whosoever gives up the Golan Heights, abandons the security of the State of Israel.” [...]  Click here to read more.

Monday War News: Jerusalem Arabs Nabbed for Conspiring With PA Police, 6 Terrorists Nabbed, Released Terrorists Laughable Disavow of Terror, Abbas: ‘No Peace Without Release of All Prisoners’ (Read Terrorists, Including Barghouti), UNIFIL and Hezbollah