This is what opponents to Bibi's Israel Land Administration reform bill fear; that Israeli public lands will end up in the hands of foreign Arab nationals or their agents. The Finance Ministry released a document explaining the bill, and that mechanisms would be in place to prevent this from happening. And if the Israeli government was not rife with corrupt scumbag idiot douches such a document would allay my concerns. But it is, so it doesn't. Arab front companies could be formed in Israel that could buy land. I wonder who is going to be policing these sales, and what makes anyone think they won't be bribed to look the other way?
The bill passed earlier this month.
Likud MK Tzipi Hotovely, a Zionist whom I consider to be one of the only people in the Knesset who could potentially lead Israel out of its political muck and insanity, had initially been against the bill. She ended up voting for it, making the following statement:
"I chose to support the reform on the basis of a personal promise that was given to me to establish a ministerial committee that will add amendments into the bill in order to ensure that the reform will not harm the values of the country as a Zionist state, and so that the land will not fall into the hands of foreigners. The prime minister committed to the statement that there will be no further privatizations."
It had been rumored that Bibi, who hand picked her to run for a Likud seat, would strip her of her chairship of the Knesset Women's Affairs Committee. But his spokesman denied this. Bibi did make clear however that any cabinet officials who failed to support the bill would be fired. And so Hotovely has set herself up to be tested. I have looked upon her favorably. She is a religious Jew who has openly expressed her Zionism and support of Yesha. If Bibi fails to meet his promises to her will she quit and help bring him down, or will she quietly go along and join the ranks of the useless politicians that wander the Knesset taking bribes and compromising Israel? Only time will tell.
This is what happens when the nation of Israel is led by someone in the Knesset's big chair who does not understand the nature of the bond between HaShem and Am Yisrael that the land of Israel represents. Bibi Netanyahu clearly does not. The question is, will his nationalism be enough?