Monday, September 25, 2017

Court ok's Hebrew country-club denying membership to surrounding Arabs

From Eyal: "With court approval, Kokhav Yair to continue restricting entry of Tira
residents to the swimming pool

"The Lod (A-Llyd) District Court rejected the petition on grounds of discrimination and authorized that the local country club to sell 90% of its subscriptions only to residents of the settlement (Kokhav Yair - Tzur Yigal). The judge wrote: 'The fear that opening the registry may 
harm the sense of belonging is legitimate.'"
And note that:
* If you think the 10% will actually materialize - don't worry, they're apparently allowed to discriminate further in pre-registration for membership.
* The settlement is named after Yair Stern, leader of the Stern Gang (Lehi); it was unified with Tzur Yigal several years back. They are built on the western side of the 1967 green line - just North of Qalqilya.
* Many top Israeli military officers live or have lived in Kohav Yair, including Lt. Gen. Ehud Bakar, Lt. Gen. Shaul Mofaz, Shin-Bet head Danny Yatom, Shin-Bet head Gideon Ezra, Maj. Gen. Menahem Einan and Maj. Gen. Uzi Dayan."