“The Israeli media rarely address the threat to the nation’s democracy represented by a judicial and broader legal system”

Why the Israeli left is still in power
by Dr Kenneth Levin
May 26, 2019

…[Israel’s] Supreme Court’s ideological bias has been rendered much more consequential by its activism. The court has assigned to itself the right to pass judgment on and veto acts of the elected legislature. It claims the right to do so in the context of its supposed role as enforcer of the precepts of the constitution. But Israel, of course, has no constitution. It has basic laws, and the Supreme Court has allowed itself the greatest possible latitude in interpreting these basic laws. One consequence of the court’s activism is its encouragement of expanded prosecutorial authority. READ MORE

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