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    • student613
    • 22.06.10 | 16:26 (IDT)

    Exactly what law was broken? Did the Knesset pass a law on discrimination? How is discrimination defined? By race, religion, country of origin, sexual preference? How is discrimination measured? By absolute discrimination, discrimination by result? Does religious discrimination apply to religious institutions? Did the Judges create a new law "based on the consensus of world legal opinion"? Who gave the Supreme Court the right to make new laws? If the Supreme Court is making laws that cannot be appealed then it is functioning as a Constitutional Court. But Israel has no Constitution and the Supreme Court was never given the right to function as one. Laws made in the 50s and 60s in the United States, or in Europe have any bearing on Supreme Court decisions. Who said the "consensus of national law", based on common law, which is based on Roman law should be the fundamental basis of Israel Law? Israel has never been defined as a secular state, yet Judicial activists are doing exactly that.

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    First published 14:43 22.06.10 | Last updated 14:43 22.06.10
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