In a sweeping ruling against fences and walls and any combination
of walls and fences around communities, the ICJ, in The Hague returned
an Addendum to their original ruling of last week against the Israel
The ICJ has determined in the Special Addendum that the Crown Heights
Eruv, the Los Angeles Eruv, the Monsey Eruv, and additional Eruvim
named in the decision as "Eruv Doe 1 to 10,000,"
are all in violation of the human rights of groups who live outside
the areas surrounded by the Eruvim.
According to the ICJ each and every Eruv deprives non-Jewish people
"free access without humiliation" to "each and every
one of those areas surrounded by these unlawful structures."
The ICJ contends that the purpose of these structures is far beyond
the stated "religious objectives" of the communities that
These structures are intended to separate the communities physically
from "outsiders." While their stated purpose is to allow
carrying within the confines of the areas so bounded during Holy
Days, it is clear to this Court that the real purpose of these
structures is to separate the community physically from "others."
This separation is de jure an act of humiliation and hostility,
and cannot be tolerated by this Court.
The ICJ has ordered that the communities who built these "illegal
structures of shame," should agree to their voluntary dismantlement
at the earliest, or face the severest sanctions in both the UN General
Assembly and the Security Council. The ICJ also determined that
the communities who built these "illegal structures" also
pay reparations to any and all people who claim that they were offended
and/or humiliated by them. Initial estimates put the total reparations
well beyond 8 Billion Dollars.
Due to other points of tension, (see below), the French have already
told the Arab League Representatives that they will support "the
most extreme wording" that they wish to present. The United
States Mission, reportedly still has no official comment on the
decision, although it is rumored that the United States has officially
notified Israel that "as part of a comprehensive Road Map to
Peace in the Middle East, the United States will veto such a resolution,
as long as Israel agrees to stop attacks against the French,"
(also below), otherwise the United States has threatened, it will
In addition to ruling against the Eruvim, the ICJ attached an "Appendix
B" which denounced Israel's Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon as
"a racist War Criminal" citing his invitation to the Jews
of France to emigrate from France to Israel as an attempt to further
the "ethnic cleansing of Europe started by the National Socialists
in Germany prior to World War II." The ICJ noted that Jews
have "been persecuted in France since Medieval times"
and that there was no reason to "attempt to deprive the French
of this long-standing cultural institution."
In Appendix B the ICJ also claimed that Israel's actions was a poorly
camouflaged attempt to undermine Palestinian sovereignty by increasing
the Jewish population in the "occupied territories" by
any means whatever.
When a CNN reporter caught up with the Prime Minister and asked
for his comments, Prime Minister Sharon said in heavily accented
English, "I agree with the sentiment expressed so well by the
Vice President of the United States as quoted on the floor of the
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