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    • 15.01.12 | 17:28 (IST)

    If Gideon is a democrat he will repudiate this article. I agree with him that the decision is disappointing. But only dictators presume to replace a legal decision, properly grounded in a country's law, with their own view of what that decision should have been. An independent legal system is a critical component of a democracy. If you undermine it on the basis that you disagree with it, you simply place yourself above the law. If there is a critique of the decision so that it can justifiably be said that the Court is behaving as a tool of the State then this isn't it. This is a poor effort from someone who is trusted to behave justly, however iconoclastic their view. Disappointing.

    from the article: Israel's High Court doesn't deserve to be defended
    First published 03:31 15.01.12 | Last updated 03:31 15.01.12
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