Justice Minister trying to 'bring back Israel's glory'

Legal Forum for Israel sends letter of support to Justice Minister Shaked.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Ayelet Shaked
Ayelet Shaked
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The Legal Forum for Israel sent a letter of support to Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home), thanking her for responding to the unique challenges facing Israel today.

"In the name of the Legal Forum for Israel, we wish to express our support for your dedication to balancing the rights of the individual...and the unique national challenges Israel faces today."

"Some jurists wrote letters claiming that your efforts will destroy human rights in Israel. Unfortunately, these lawyers are taking your words out of context. They use your words to support their own radical, anti-Israel, post-modern agendas.

"We listened to your speech, and we heard determination, honesty, a vision, and professionalism... You explained...your commitment to Israel's identity as a Jewish state, and as a democratic state. You explained your wish to bring back Israel's glory as both Jewish and democratic.

"In our democratic system, there is room to express resentment and criticism... However, the criticism expressed was an attempt to de-legitimize and demonize, working under the guise of legal explanations and human rights.

"Israel supports a liberal democracy and equal rights. Israel exists in a complex political, social, and security situation, and this reality causes legal challenges as well.

"We would like to express our support for the important activities you do for the sake of Israel and all its citizens."

Together with Education Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home), Shaked proposed a plan to fundamentally reform Israel’s judiciary and place clear restrictions on the high court’s ability to override the legislature. In response, Israel's left slammed the proposal as "absolute lunacy" and an attempt to destroy democracy.

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