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    • Ben Israel
    • 02.03.07 | 14:47 (IST)

    ...the point is that in the US, the appointment process is divided up among the Executive Branch who appoints, and the Senate (Legislative) Branch which approves. There are open, extensive hearings for each candidate. This is unheard of in Israel. I agree the Knesset has a lot of corrupt people. This is because the MK's are not accountable to specific voters (i.e. constituency system), a biased, Left-wing media which covers up abuses by the MK's they like, and a public tolerance for this, which can be eradicated only by long-term education. I can't believe that you think the Knesset should be abolished and Israel run by a "Philosopher-King". The Knesset is, for better or for worse, the representative body of the people, and it must have a large say in who the Supreme Court Justices are. Distribution of power among different executive, judicial and legislative bodies is the only way

    from the article: Ex-chief justice signs petition slamming bid to limit court
    First published 00:00 02.03.07 | Last updated 00:00 02.03.07
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