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    • Shmuel
    • 27.06.10 | 16:11 (IDT)

    The fundamental problem with the Supreme Court here in Israel is that the members are chosen by themselves!! Can you believe that? In the US, they are nominated by the President (an elected official), and confirmed by the Senate (more elected officials). Lower court judges are directly elected. It is time that the Judges on the court here in Israel are either elected directly, or at least confirmed by the Knesset. The People should be the true arbiters of the law. So long as they are ivory-tower "royals", they will not get the respect they need and deserve.

    from the article: Israel's chief justice lashes out over illegal West Bank building
    First published 14:43 27.06.10 | Last updated 14:43 27.06.10
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