On the lack of an Israeli Consitution - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Logios
    • 24.11.11 | 03:33 (IST)

    "WE DECLARE that.. until the establishment of the elected, regular authorities of the State in accordance with the Constitution which shall be adopted by the Elected Constituent Assembly not later than the 1st October 1948, the People's Council shall act as a Provisional Council of State" - From Israel's Declaration of Independence// The lack of an Israeli Constitution is at the heart of the successful assault by the Right on normal democratic rights. Indeed, drafting a Constitution was what the Constituent Assembly, elected in January 1949, was supposed to do. Unfortunately, 2 parties of the Left refused to join the coalition because they believed the "quality" of their ideology and work entitled them to more seats than their numerical strength indicated. Instead, the Coalition had to rely on support from the religious parties that opposed a Constitution in principle (believing Torah Law should be the constitution). As we know today, that was a tragic historical mistake. And when a million former Soviets showed up on our shores, people who were not educated on fair play and human rights, all dams broke.

    from the article: MKs to debate bill that would limit freedom to petition Israel's High Court
    First published 00:44 24.11.11 | Last updated 00:44 24.11.11
Haaretz Headlines
Jewish settlers

'Jewish terrorists seeking to overthrow government'

Assailants have more ambitious aims than in the past, such as destabilizing the country and establishing a new regime to be based on Jewish law.

PA forces in Jenin

Jewish terror attacks highlight PA's weakness

During the first intifada, settlers didn't dare enter the village of Duma, the site of last weekend's deadly arson attack. But for two decades the locals have been unprotected.

A partial view of Israel's Dimona nuclear power plant in the southern Negev desert.

Israel aims to thwart bid to monitor nuclear program

Non-binding resolution could cause Israel great diplomatic damage, focus international attention on Israel’s nuclear program and prompt further IAEA action.

A memorial service held for Shira Banki in Tel Aviv, August 2, 2015.

Israel's LGBT community's is reliving its trauma

A feeling of internal grievance has thus been added to the post-traumatic stress everyone is experiencing. And in such a situation, much of the anger and trauma are directed inward.