The Supreme Court Has Again Rescued the Shards of Israeli Democracy

While the Supreme Court may have overturned the Central Elections Committee’s disqualification of MK Hanin Zuabi as a candidate in next month’s election, the severe problems stemming from the existence of a political election committee still remain.

This time too, Knesset members, the Central Elections Committee and the Supreme Court all played their well-practiced roles: MKs from the right, members of the coalition representing the majority of the election committee, manage to bar an Arab candidate or party from running. The Supreme Court is called upon to settle the issue and overturns the decision. And, this time too, MKs make patriotic, populist...