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A Revolution for One Man’s Sake

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28.05.2019

In her speech to the Israel Bar Association in Eilat on Monday, Supreme Court President Esther Hayut denounced the harsh statements against the judiciary that ministers and Knesset members have been making ever since the election campaign began, and which they have continued voicing in the wake of the election as part of the negotiations to form a government. Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit, who attended the conference as well, also rejected claims that his staff is persecuting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying this is “complete nonsense.”

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Hayut criticized proposals to curb the High Court of Justice and quoted Netanyahu, who said a year and a half ago that Israel needs an independent court. “What has changed?” she asked. “Has something happened that justifies veering away from these important principles?” Hayut answered her own question in the negative. What........

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