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In the Upcoming Election, Choose the Rule of Law

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25.01.2019

A Haaretz investigation on Thursday found that nearly all the parties in the current governing coalition would join another one headed by Benjamin Netanyahu, even if he is summoned to a pre-indictment hearing. What’s more, most would do so even if he stood trial. These findings are additional reminders that the principle truly at stake in the upcoming election is the rule of law.

Successive Netanyahu governments haven’t been content with merely assaulting Israeli democracy and its constituent values – equality for minorities, freedom of expression and other human rights. In recent years, the assault has focused on the rule of law – that is, the principle that everyone is subject to the law; that there must be a strong, effective, independent law enforcement system to ensure that the law is........

© Haaretz