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Both Netanyahu and His Messenger Ohana Are Unfit

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In his first speech, new Justice Minister Amir Ohana has already displayed his ignorance about fundamental democratic values. From the fact that “judges are not elected by the public,” he concluded that the “judicial branch is the least democratic of the three branches of government.”

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On Wednesday, in an interview with Channel 12 News, Ohana said that prosecutors might “frame him” and that judges don’t necessarily “make their decisions out of professional considerations alone.”

If this weren’t enough, he added that not every ruling by the High Court of Justice must be followed, and that “the highest consideration must be safeguarding the lives of the people.” On his Facebook page, Ohana explained that he meant only in the “most extreme........

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