'The Court destroyed the myth that it is on a higher plane '

SouthTel Aviv activist calls it 'a shame' Naor statue was removed. 'What's important is that the Court is now seen for what it is.'

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Sheffi Paz, an activist from southern Tel Aviv, expressed regret over the removal of a statue of Supreme Court Chief Justice Miriam Naor, placed by students of Rabbi YItzhak Ginsburg's yeshiva in protest of the Supreme Court's "dictatorship" and "abuse of the law."

The statue symbolizes the Supreme Court's putting itself on a pedestal, its belief that the court is on a higher plane and more enlightened than the rest of Israel, as former Chief Justice Aharon Barak once said, giving it the mandate to direct the country.

In an interview with Arutz Sheva, Paz said that the Supreme Court harms the rights of south Tel Aviv's residents.

"It's a real shame that they took the statue down, and it doesn't matter who put it there or why," she said. "What's important is that the self-image of holiness of the Supreme Court is over [if someone dared to make fun of the Chief Justice]."

"After years of the authorities beating around the bush, and after years of consideration for the rights of everyone except Israeli citizens, the Supreme Court has burst the balloon of its self-made myth of holiness. It's not holy, it's not immune to criticism, and it's not immune to protests, thankfully."

According to Paz, the protests against the Supreme Court will continue outside Naor's home.

"We believe in direct protests," she said. "Last Saturday, we stood opposite her home and we shouted against the Supreme Court's foot-dragging regarding everything concerning the infiltrators. Now that the ruling has been made, we will continue to protest the Supreme Court's abuse of south Tel Aviv's residents."

"Miriam Naor's address in Jerusalem's Rehavia neighborhood is not a secret. She lives in a beautiful, well kept area where there are no illegal infiltrators and we will continue to protest there."

The demonstrations are held to protest the Supreme Court's refusal to deal with nearly 40,000 African infiltrators. These illegal infiltrators, many of whom get National Insurance benefits which Israelis have taken off their salaries, have caused a significant rise in crime, making life in southern Tel Aviv unbearable for residents. Their children, "anchor babies," take over Jewish kindergartens and receive state-of-the-art facilities at residents' expense.