The Foundation for Constitutional Democracy

16-May-2007

Yamin Israel Dissociates From Hazit

Filed under: Yamin Israel PartyBELIEFS & PERSPECTIVES — eidelberg @ 2:33 am Edit This

Any statement issued by the spokesmen of Hazit regarding any public issue or any public event should not be construed as representing the position of the Yamin Israel Party.

Despite Hazit’s affirmation of Eretz Yisrael as one of its basic principles, the failure of that party to fully comprehend and systematically publicize institutional reform as a logical and necessary precondition of preserving Israel as a Jewish commonwealth compels the Yamin Israel Party to dissociate itself from Hazit.

By “institutional reform” we have especially in mind:

  • (1) the necessity of making members of the Legislature individually accountable to the voters in regional elections—a cardinal principle of democracy,

  • (2) the necessity of replacing the divisive, corrupt, and unstable system of multi-party cabinet government with a Unitary Executive or Presidential system checked and balanced by the Legislature;

  • (3) the necessity of excluding members of the Legislature from the cabinet—a Torah principle followed by George Washington;

  • (4) the necessity of showing how these democratic reforms can (a) promote the rule of law as opposed to judicial imperialism; (b) advance Israel’s growth and power; and (c) elevate Israel’s dignity and Jewish character.

Hazit’s failure to truly understand Yamin Israel’s synthesis of Jewish and democratic principles leads that party to make public statements incompatible with Yamin Israel’s philosophy of Jewish statesmanship.

Prof. Paul Eidelberg, President
Eleonora Shifrin, Chairlady