The Supreme Court is authoritarian, Part 2 - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ben Tzur
    • 23.10.09 | 04:37 (IST)

    The result is that the Supreme Court is a "law unto itself." It is a citadel of strongly left-liberal ideologues, coercive and indifferent to the democratic process and its representatives. The more to the left it goes, the less the rest of the country is inclined to follow it. The recent resistance even of the head of the Labor Party, Ehud Barak, to its dictates shows how deep this problem is getting. The Supreme Court is losing its credibility. Something like the separation of powers but mutual dependence, and "advise and consent," between them that we find in the U.S. system needs to be introduced into the Israeli system.

    from the article: Israel sees court rulings on Palestinian land as mere 'recommendations'
    First published 02:15 13.10.09 | Last updated 09:41 13.10.09
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