Outgoing Justice Barak: 'Arabs are our brothers'

"The Arabs who live among us are our brothers and our equals in everything," outgoing Supreme Court President Aharon Barak said at this farewell ceremony Thursday. Barak said one of the Supreme Court's main tasks is to balance the needs of the state with individual and human rights. "Democracy is not about only rights, it is also about obligations," Barak added. "If we don't defend democracy, democracy will not defend us."