Free Speech Is Not Just For The Left

Good news for those of you who miss Arutz Sheva. A new radio station for those of us who live in Yehuda and Shomron (Judea and Samaria) has been approved.

The station can start operations as early as April. If the left-wing thought police let it, that is.

It seems that Gush Shalom is going to appeal to the Supreme Court to stop it, claiming that it is illegal. You see, according to Gush Shalom and Yariv Oppenheimer of Peace Now, the station will cater just to the political right. He claims that those of us in Yehuda and Shomron are all the same – political right wingers – and that we don’t deserve our own radio station because of this.

First of all, I think Yariv Oppenheimer would be surprised at the diversity of the people living in Yehuda and Shomron. After all, there are more than 280,000 of us. If three Jews can’t agree on anything, how does he think hundreds of thousands do? If you look at the voting statistics, you would be surpised to see Labor and Meretz voters here too.

Second of all, even if he could prove that we are all “right wingers” – why does that negate our right to free speech?

I miss my radio. I sometimes listen to Arutz 7 on the internet, but it is not the same as having it on the radio. My Friday morning cooking is just not the same.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. soccer dad
    Jan 29, 2008 @ 17:33:32

    I see that Yehoshua Mor Yosef is involved with this new effort. But aren’t the efforts of Peace Now and Gush Shalom ironic in that they are trying to create a state that will ignore basic civil liberties? Maybe ironic is the wrong word, consistent works better.

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