Saturday, May 28, 2011

Will the Law and the Courts Work For Our Side?


Fearing mass-scale destruction of holy artifacts under the Temple Mount, the Temple Mount Faithful, a group that calls for the Jewish takeover of the site, petitioned the High Court on Thursday to order the full publication of the secret State Comptroller’s Report on excavation works being conducted at one of the holiest places in the world.

...According to the report, the four state agencies entrusted with enforcing the law in the Temple Mount – the police, the Antiquities Authority, the Jerusalem municipality and the Justice Ministry – did not do enough to conduct continuous supervision of the works and make sure that all of the artifacts were protected.

...In the petition, the group’s lawyer, Naftaly Werzberger, argues that the state authorities’ failure to adequately supervise the works at the Temple Mount was a violation of previous court decisions, and that the State Comptroller’s Report proved it...“The decision to keep the report confidential is a prize for lawbreakers, making the state and its values captive to the threats of anarchy and violence to the point of loosing sovereignty. Only disclosure of the truth can cure the faults that the state comptroller uncovered,” read the petition.

Finally, Gershon Solomon does something practical rather than theatrical.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Relying on the "Supreme" Court isn't less theatrical than placing a corner stone for the building of the Great Temple.