Leave the prize winners in peace
May 1, 2011 04:50
The court signaled, more unmistakably than ever, that it is climbing down from the everything-is-justicable philosophy.
high court panel citizenship law 311.
(photo credit:Ariel Jerozolimski)
The High Court of Justice last week vehemently rejected a petition against
granting the Israel Prize to Shimon Mizrahi, legendary chairman of Maccabi Tel
Aviv’s basketball club.This wasn’t the first time the Israel Prize was
contested before the High Court, nor was it the first time the court declined to
intervene. What made the latest decision memorable was the sharply worded
arguments that underpinned the ruling.