Likud Minister slams High Court: Time to remake Israel as a real democracy

February 7, 2017 12:15

Tourism Minister Yariv Levin (Likud) attacked Israel’s High Court on Tuesday saying that it is “time to remake Israel as a real democracy," as a Knesset bill which legalizes thousands of West Bank outposts is expected to be challenged in court.

Speaking to The Jerusalem Post, Levin disregarded Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit’s prior determination that the “Regulations Law” is illegal.

“There is no constitution in Israel and because of that trying to say something is unconstitutional is something ridiculous,” Levin said on the sidelines of a tourism convention in Tel Aviv adding, “I think it is about time to understand that in Israel there is democracy and in democracy the parliament votes over bills that become law and not the High Court or other bodies or entities.” 

“The Supreme Court has its job, but the responsibility of legislation should be done by the parliament that represents the Israeli population.”

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