David Meir

Israel is a judicial dictature

The Israeli Supreme Court building (Wikipedia)

Let me present you a case.

An elected government passes a law saying in what respects can the Supreme Court judge a case and when it is out of its jurisdiction.

Now imagine if you please, the Supreme Court passing a ruling saying that the elected government has no authority to tell the Supreme Court what to do.

Imagine if you will. Welcome to the Twilight Zone.

Anyone not seeing a problem with that is effectively ignorant of the meaning of the word democracy (rule of the people).

The fact that such a scenario is even possible is the proof that Israel is not a democracy but a judicial dictature.

I have nothing more to add. It should be simply clear to anyone.

I mean the simple conflict of interest, the Supreme Court passing a ruling on a law that deals with the Supreme Court.

I mean COME ON, in real democracies, judges recuse themselves for much less.

Is there seriously anyone who does not see the glaring problem with that?

About the Author
I was born in France and grew up in Montreal, Canada. I made Aliyah at age 21, out of Zionism and the deep religious feeling that my place is here, in Eretz Yisrael.
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