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Despite the Supreme Court’s rejection of its petition demanding that the court send a representative to tonight’s official state jubilee event marking the Jewish return to Judea and Samaria, Zionist organization Regavim was not discouraged, noting that the petition ultimately had achieved its purpose.

Earlier, the Court had ruled against Regavim’s petition, stating, “The decision not to take part in the controversial event which could be interpreted as political in character is necessary in order to maintain the independent status of the judiciary, and in order to maintain public trust in the judicial system.”

“Despite the Court’s disappointing but not unexpected decision, our petition achieved its purpose by spotlighting the problematic conduct of Israel’s judiciary,” Regavim emphasized. “This decision is one more example of Supreme Court rulings that blur the boundaries between the three branches of government.”

“In this most recent instance, the Court has once again eroded the authority of the executive and legislative branches of Israel’s government, dealing a mortal blow to the concept of the division of powers upon which democratic government is based.”

“At the same time,” the organization noted, “the Court has caused serious damage to the public’s faith in the impartiality of Israel’s judicial system.”

“We are certain that all of Israel’s Supreme Court justices will attend the state ceremony marking the next fifty years, by which time the legislative and executive branches of Israel’s government will have taken the necessary steps to shore up the lines that demarcate the three branches of government, as befits a healthy democracy.”