Judicial Dictatorship in Israel is not Democracy

Why does Israel need judicial reform? The Court's hearing on Otzma Yehudit is a telling example of judicial disdain for the Knesset. Ariel Natan Pasko, 3/15/2019, 11:54 AM

The Lara Alqasem Case:  A defeat for Democracy

A sovereign country's government reserves the right to decide who to allow in. And countries involved in ongoing conflicts must be more careful than others. Lara Alqasem's rejection should have been left to the authorities, not the courts.Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 11/9/2018, 9:20 AM

Study: Supreme Court has upped rate of legal activism

Investigation shows Supreme court invalidated 12 laws in five years.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/23/2018, 3:13 PM

The age of Neo-Stalinism

Judges have real and huge power. Unlike heads of states and parliamentarians, they are not elected by anyone, which provides a solid ground for manipulation. Poland, which decided to limit judicial power, is being punished by the EU. Alexander Maistrovoy , 1/22/2018, 7:35 AM

It is the demonstrations that are corrupt

The relatively minor suspicions against Prime Minister Netanyahu - which have not yet been proven - are not serious enough to oust representatives chosen by the public, Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 12/27/2017, 5:59 PM

Netiv Ha'avot: November 29, 2017

It is one thing to hear of the uprooting of a Jewish home or building, it is another to see it up close. In Israel. Larry Domnitch, 11/30/2017, 5:23 PM

Guide to the Perplexed Anglo: Israel's Supreme Court

A brief summary of the reasons for the pervading feeling in Israel that there is a need for change regarding Supreme Court activity - while respecting the centrality of the judiciary in the only Jewish - and democratic - state. Rochel Sylvetsky, 10/3/2017, 3:07 PM

A despotic Supreme Court does not ensure national security

The US trended towards the despotic Israeli model when US district court judges ruled that they had the authority to contravene legally framed executive orders issued by PresidentTrump, in a judicial coup. Dr. Aviel Sheyin-Stevens, 4/9/2017, 6:19 AM

INTO THE FRAY: Amona-A strategic defeat for Zionism

The impending destruction of the Jewish community of Amona reflects failure of political will and ideo-intellectual bankruptcy of the elected government rather than the inevitable culmination of a legal battle.Dr. Martin Sherman, 12/23/2016, 1:01 PM

Rule of Law or Rule of lawyers: A letter to Minister Ayelet Shaked.

Sitting justices have veto power over who will be their successors, an arrangement unheard of in any major democracy. Malcolm Dash, 11/24/2016, 10:48 PM

The Supreme Court or The Supreme Being?

It is not only the IDF Chief Rabbi's appointment that the Supreme Court sees itself authorized to postpone, it is also ready to destroy Eretz Yisrael and ruin the lives of Jewish families. Israel must make a choice. Shifra Hoffman, 11/23/2016, 6:18 AM

A country ruled by its judiciary cannot win the fight against terror

Israel was not established to be a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural liberal democracy. It was established to be the state of the Jewish people. Aviel Sheyin-Stevens, 4/8/2016, 1:03 AM

By Whom Are We Ruled? In Israel, By the Supreme Court

A clear explanation of how Israel is ruled by a judicial despotism that is not accountable to the people. Aviel Sheyin-Stevens, 7/23/2015, 4:35 AM

The Supreme Court of Israel's Control over the IDF

The Rules of Engagement in Israel have every commander thinking twice about taking action, even at the risk of his own and his soldiers' lives. Gil Solomon, 7/5/2015, 8:44 AM

Defenders of the High Court are Defending Their power, not Democracy

Resistance to the proposed legislation affecting the High Court is about protecting the power of the left and not about protecting democracy. Ted Belman, 4/29/2015, 8:18 AM

Coalition Deal to Stop Supreme Court Interference

Agreement draft between Likud and UTJ includes clause preventing court from cancelling laws passed by majority of MKs.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 4/29/2015, 8:15 AM