Archive: 9/7/2012
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  9/7/2012, Elul 20, 5772

Bill to Keep Supreme Court Out of Existential Matters


Chairman Ya'akov Katz of the National Union party said, Thursday, that he will introduce legislation at the start of the Knesset's winter session to keep the Supreme Court from getting involved in matters tied to the destiny of the state. Ketzaleh said, "That's the only way to stop the cooperation of the Supreme Court with the parties most hostile to Israel and to save the country from the court."

Katz's remarks came before the state reached agreement with Egypt about the disposition of 21 Eritreans who had been waiting on the Sinai border for eight days and it appeared the tribunal would order them to be admitted. The initiator of the anti-infiltration barrier along the border warned that such an order would be publicized throughout Africa and asked, "What's the point of the billions of shekels that the people of Israel spent to build the barrier if the Supreme Court enables all of Africa to enter freely?"