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There is no reason to impugn the integrity of a majority those who demonstrate in Israel against judicial reforms of the High Court. At the same time, most people have no idea that there is reason to doubt the integrity of some who lead the efforts to squelch these reforms:


*​The Palestinian Authority and its allies in Israel.

The Israel High Court of Justice issued a series of inappropriate rulings over the last 30 years ​which approved​ Israel government agreements with the Palestine ​ ​Liberation Organization, overlooking the fact that ​the ​key constituent of the PLO , the Fatah, ​never ratified the DOP, the Declaration of Principles​, the core document of the Oslo peace accords​.

In that context, the High Court even ruled that Israel should be allowed to supply weapons and military training to the PSF, The Palestinian Security Force, a​s if ​the PSF could be relied upon to protect the lives of Jews.

The Israel High Court of Justice simply does not recognize the fact that the PLO and its proxy, the PA, remain at war with the Jews.

The Israel High Court of Justice would ​​not ​take into ​consider​ation the fact that the PLO will not change its covenant of war with the Jews​, a written requirement of the accord with the PLO.

​​A new make-up of the Israel high court of justice could upset the Israel government courtship of the PLO and reve​r​se the blind ​I​srael support for the PLO as a ​"​peace partner​"​.

​​*Families whose loved ones were murdered - only to witness the release of their killers.

During what was described as peace negotiations with the PLO, the Israel High Court of Justice allowed ​as many as ​9,000 convicted Arab felons to walk the streets, if they would sign a statement that they support peace. (They muirder, but they don't lie...)

These felons include convicted murderers released in exchange for Israel POW Gilad Shalit.

40% of the felons released in exchange for Shalit have returned to terror.

​​A new make-up of the Israel High Court of Justice could introduce normative standards of release, which would require an evaluation of each case on the basis of recidivism- the probability that the ​released ​felon might repeat his crime.

​​* Israel contractors who import migrant workers to work under minimum wage​,​ without ​ ​social benefits​ or proper medical care​

Over the past decade , the Israel High Court of Justice has turned a blind eye to Israel con​t​ractors who imported as many as a quarter million migrant workers for menial labor.

These contractors, working with the Israel Hotel Association and other employers ready to engage workers below the minimum wage and without social benefits or medical care, hire PR professionals to ​inform the public ​ that ​these ​migrant workers are innocuous asylum seekers.

These migrant workers have run rampant and ransacked ​​neighborhoods in south Tel Aviv.

The Israel High Court of Justice preferred to believe that the​se were innocuous refugees, migrant workers who ​​ had nowhere else to go to.

A new make-up of the Israel High Court of Justice would be a nightmare to Israel contractors who might no longer get away with importing migrant workers ever again.

​​​​*Israel high tech industry who import high techies from around the world

Israel​'s booming high tech industry now recruit​s​ high tech professionals from abroad, ignor​ing local high tech professionals who seek work.

Many of these high tech companies do not allow their imported workers a day of ​rest, mandated by Israel labor law which ​​requires ​a day of rest for all employees.

​Many of these high tech companies do not apply for work visas for visiting workers, as required by Israel labor​ law.

Hence, Israel high tech personnel demonstrate in the front lines of vigils against the Israel High Court of Justice, which turns a blind eye to ​illegal import of high tech​ personnel​.​​

​​A new make-up of the Israel High Court of Justice might ​stifle illegal import of high ​​tech​ workers from abroad.

And this is for starters.

On the seder night next week, four questions should be asked about four issues and why some of the parties involved are such strong opponents of judicial reform.

David Bedein is Director of the Nahum Bedein Center for Near East Policy Research