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Protesters: 'Supreme Court is burying Zionism'

Protesters: 'Supreme Court is burying Zionism'

Activists hold protest in Tel Aviv, demand resignation of Supreme Court chief Esther Hayut.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/08/2020 00:21
INTO THE FRAY: A choreographed coup—with the law as a prop

INTO THE FRAY: A choreographed coup—with the law as a prop

It is imperative to restore the judiciary to its duly assigned place in a properly functioning democracy-adjudicating, not legislating.Op-edDr. Martin Sherman, 27/05/2020 23:10
Supreme Court orders to allow leavened chametz in hospitals on Passover

Supreme Court orders to allow leavened chametz in hospitals on Passover

Judges accept Secular Forum and Adalah organization petition. Transport Minister: 'Court continues to destroy principles of Jewish State.'Mordechai Sones, 30/04/2020 12:56
INTO THE FRAY: Edelstein draws a line in the sand

INTO THE FRAY: Edelstein draws a line in the sand

Edelstein drew a much-needed line in the sand against judicial intrusion into the sphere of the legislature and thwarted yet another attempt at the usurpation of both its autonomy and authority.Dr. Martin Sherman, 02/04/2020 23:44
The judicial coup In Israel is outrageous

The judicial coup In Israel is outrageous

Despite unity talks, we must remember that the left-leaning Israeli Supreme Court joined a planned coup not only by ruling on the Edelstein issue but in allowing Blue and White to take over Knesset committees before forming a government. Kenneth S. Abramowitz, 31/03/2020 22:59
Protest: Time to end judicial dictatorship

Protest: Time to end judicial dictatorship

Dozens protest outside home of Supreme Court Chief Justice: Stop robbing our democracy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/03/2020 13:41
Yuli Edelstein calls Supreme Court ruling 'attempted takeover of legislature'

Yuli Edelstein calls Supreme Court ruling 'attempted takeover of legislature'

Knesset Speaker explains why he chose resignation over Supreme Court ruling: 'I cannot be forced to do things I think endanger democracy.'Mordechai Sones, 26/03/2020 09:44
Minister Levin: 'Supreme Court is leading us to anarchy'

Minister Levin: 'Supreme Court is leading us to anarchy'

Tourism Min. Levin slams Supreme Court's Esther Hayut: 'She should involve herself in things she has authority over, not take over Knesset.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/03/2020 11:07
Is it really the end of democracy in Israel?

Is it really the end of democracy in Israel?

Cries about the impending 'death of democracy' in Israel generally reflect fears of incursions on previously unchallenged or unquestioned hegemonic power. Douglas Altabef, 17/07/2019 11:44
INTO THE FRAY: Israel’s High Court-When legality loses its legitimacy

INTO THE FRAY: Israel’s High Court-When legality loses its legitimacy

​​​​​​​In overturning a previous decision of the Knesset’s Central Elections Committee, the High Court took another giant step towards further undermining the already dwindling public confidence in the Israeli judiciary.Dr. Martin Sherman, 24/03/2019 16:36
Proposal: Knesset to choose Supreme Court judges

Proposal: Knesset to choose Supreme Court judges

Justice Minister Shaked reveals plan to delineate Supreme Court's boundaries and authority, allow gov't to choose justices, legal advisers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/03/2019 13:52
Judicial Dictatorship in Israel is not Democracy

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, 15/03/2019 11:54
The Lara Alqasem Case:  A defeat for Democracy

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 , 09/11/2018 09:20
Study: Supreme Court has upped rate of legal activism

Study: Supreme Court has upped rate of legal activism

Investigation shows Supreme court invalidated 12 laws in five years.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/04/2018 15:13
The age of Neo-Stalinism

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 , 22/01/2018 07:35
It is the demonstrations that are corrupt

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, 27/12/2017 17:59
Netiv Ha'avot: November 29, 2017

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, 30/11/2017 17:23
Guide to the Perplexed Anglo: Israel's Supreme Court

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, 03/10/2017 15:07
A despotic Supreme Court does not ensure national security

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, 09/04/2017 06:19
INTO THE FRAY: Amona-A strategic defeat for Zionism

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, 23/12/2016 13:01
Rule of Law or Rule of lawyers: A letter to Minister Ayelet Shaked.

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, 24/11/2016 22:48
The Supreme Court or The Supreme Being?

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, 23/11/2016 06:18
A country ruled by its judiciary cannot win the fight against terror

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, 08/04/2016 01:03
By Whom Are We Ruled?  In Israel, By the Supreme Court

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, 23/07/2015 04:35
The Supreme Court of Israel's Control over the IDF

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, 05/07/2015 08:44
 Defenders of the High Court are Defending Their power, not Democracy

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, 29/04/2015 08:18
Coalition Deal to Stop Supreme Court Interference

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, 29/04/2015 08:15