[HIGHLY POLITICAL] Letting Arab citizens of Israel use KKL lands

Recently there was a ruling, which requires KKL (Keren Kayemet Le’israel) to let Arabs use its lands.

KKL was founded by Theodore Herzl to buy lands in the territory known then as Palestine and now as Israel, and settle Jews on those lands.

The ruling is due to the need to cleanse Israel from discriminatory laws.

I believe that in this case this ruling is misguided.

The reason is that KKL is based upon the principle of affirmative action (in Hebrew – “aflaia metakenet” which literally translates into “corrective discrimination”). Jews can be safe in the world only if there is at least one country in the world, in which Jews are clear majority and have full control of their destiny. Currently, this special country is Israel.

For example, Auschwitz could happen only because at the time there was no independent country with overwhelming Jewish majority, ready and willing to absorb all Jews which the Nazis wanted to get rid of.

The Arabs around Israel do not accept the situation in which there is a country with Jewish majority in the Mideast, between Arab countries. They try to change the situation by several means. One of the means is by having the Palestinians insist upon the Right of Return, whose ultimate consequence would be that Israel lose its Jewish overwhelming majority and cease to be the protector of the rights of Jews worldwide.

Another means is by judicial challenges, like the one which resulted in the ruling that KKL must allow Arabs to use its lands.

My practical suggestion:
Accept the anti-discriminatory rulings as just, but pass another law, which would stipulate that the affirmative action based discriminations continue unchanged until all the following happen:
1. All Arab and Muslim countries grant Jews equal rights – to be citizens, to buy lands, to build synagogues of unlimited size (currently forbidden by Islam), to worship their God.
2. There are no antisemite attacks against Jews anywhere in the world.

There is no chance that (1) or (2) will happen, so Israel will be able to practice affirmative action and fulfill its role as the protector of Jews worldwide.

Author: Omer Zak

I am deaf since birth. I played with big computers which eat punched cards and spew out printouts since age 12. Ever since they became available, I work and play with desktop size computers which eat keyboard keypresses and spew out display pixels. Among other things, I developed software which helped the deaf in Israel use the telephone network, by means of home computers equipped with modems. Several years later, I developed Hebrew localizations for some cellular phones, which helped the deaf in Israel utilize the cellular phone networks. I am interested in entrepreneurship, Science Fiction and making the world more accessible to people with disabilities.