There should be checks and balances, not independence. Now, all new SC judges must be approved by a panel with enough present SC judges so that they have a blocking plurality. That's insane! The SC judges must reflect the wil of the people, and therefore must be approved by the Knesset. You can make it 61, 71, 80 or even 100 MK"s, but it should be done by the peoples' representatives - the Knesset.
Police arrest 18-year-old Palestinian suspected in Old City stabbing (Haaretz)