Horowitz on justices bill vote: Assassination of democracy

November 16, 2011 11:11


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MK Nitzan Horowitz slammed the conduct of the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee in passing the first reading of a modified law regarding the appointment of lawyers to a committee that nominates justices to the Supreme Court Wednesday.

"This is what the targeted killing of democracy looks like," Horowitz said in a statement following the vote. "In the coarse opportunism that took place in the Knesset Constitution and Law Committee this morning, you can see with your own eyes how one kills the justice system."

The Meretz MK added that no other law, "on housing, health or education, has come close to the fast-tracked dirty dealing as [this bill on] nominating justices."

The Knesset he said "is ruled by an obsessive majority of the radical right and haredim, and this terrifying story today is only the beginning for them."

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