Mazuz paints pessimistic picture for law grads

June 20, 2007 22:36


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Attorney-General Menahem Mazuz painted a pessimistic picture of the state of Israeli society Wednesday evening during a speech before graduates of Bar-Ilan University's law faculty. "The symbols of government are collapsing one after another, the feeling is that the state is knocking out its values one by one," he said. He described Israel as a state "under warning" and warned the fresh graduates that "studies show the growing erosion of trust that the public has toward the different government institutions, including the judicial system." "These feeling of losing the way, of depression, or emotional detachment and loss of meaning, and they have a great danger," Mazuz said. "A state of collective despair can bring the society downwards to a state of lack up governmental stability, to a feeling of crumbling, and to a desire to kick away all of the rules because in a jungle [one acts like] in a jungle."

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town