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    • r cummings
    • 18.11.09 | 14:10 (IST)

    Israel must have the only legal system in the Western world where a court issues a ruling but then has to negotiate with an extremist individual and political pressure to see if it can be carried out. What a surprise that the entire Jewish police force of a city the size of Jerusalem could not summon a couple of constables to clear the building, citing 'operational reasons'. The entire law enforcement process looks to be in the pocket of the politicians, as in customary in autocratic and banana republics.

    from the article: City delays evacuation of rightists from East Jerusalem building
    First published 02:50 18.11.09 | Last updated 10:13 18.11.09
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