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    • S. Lahat
    • 01.06.12 | 05:27 (IDT)

    Hopefully all of these political maneuvers to circumvent the High Court's evacuation order will not succeed because there will be enough conscientious Members of Knesset to vote against it . If the government should manage, however, to contravene a Supreme Court order or to create a new law allowing it to bypass Supreme Court rulings on settlement evacuations it will have demonstrated its flagrant contempt of democratic due process and will lose its legitimacy altogether. It is now up to Israel's Supreme Court to clearly demarcate the boundaries that can not be breached by political conniving and subterfuge. At stake is the very survival of the democratic system.

    from the article: State mulls relocating West Bank outpost to land set aside for IDF
    First published 01:27 01.06.12 | Last updated 01:27 01.06.12
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