Netanyahu backs the Supreme Court's anti-democracy

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July 28, 2011 11:57

The PM recently quashed a bill to reform the judicial appointments process that could have paved the way to combating public distrust of Israeli courts and ensuring that democracy is preserved.




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supreme court 224.88. (photo credit:Ariel Jerozolimski [file])

Shaken by the domestic and international uproar over the so-called boycott law, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu decided to put his foot down over the next “anti-democratic” proposal. Unfortunately, he chose exactly the wrong bill to quash. For unlike the boycott law, which indeed had some undemocratic elements, a bill to change the way Supreme Court justices are appointed would have made Israel more democratic. And the court itself would have been one of the chief beneficiaries.

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