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Israel's War for Judicial Independence

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The leading candidate to be justice minister, Yariv Levin (Likud), proved on Monday that the coming year could be symbolized by a war for the independence of the judiciary.

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Levin criticized the High Court of Justice’s order to the state to allow 100 Palestinians to enter Israel to attend a joint Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day ceremony at Yarkon Park — an order that overturned a decision by Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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“If anyone needs further proof of the vital and immediate need for a fundamental reform of the judicial system, particularly a change in the makeup of the Supreme Court,” said Levin, “he got it in the form of........

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