"All the symptoms that Israel’s citizens are protesting against are the expression of one, fundamental illness: the relation between government and the citizenry." - C. Strenger// // To my mind, this is an excellent prognosis of the illness. The solution is of course to strengthen the relation between the citizens and their representatives, not a “Constitution” without the correct content that will do the job. What is wrong with the Israeli political system is the way Knesset members are elected; they simply are disconnected from the people. Direct elections are the solution. An example is Britain, a country without a constitution but with accountable parliamentarians. The Israeli system of proportional representation for parties enhances division, and a disconnect from the “rulers”. An example is the 2006 Lebanon war. Olmert failed, everybody knew it, and yet it was not possible to remove him forthwith. My preference is the German system, which gives equal weight to parties and local representatives. Have a constitution once the electoral system is improved, not before.
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