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The Minister of Separation

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Bezalel Smotrich’s angry response to the Nazareth District Court’s decision to prohibit gender separation at a concert in Afula’s municipal park is a reminder that any assault on the principle of equality in a democratic country is always an assault on the legal system too. “It’s a stupid legal system,” the transportation minister tweeted, like any run-of-the-mill internet troll. “It’s fundamentalist progressive stupidity,” he added.

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Smotrich didn’t make do with hurling general insults at the legal system. He specifically assailed the people behind the decision, as well as the prime minister, who, “in his weakness, allows this insanity.” In response to a tweet that termed the judge “moronic,” Smotrich wrote, “This moronic judge has a name and a photograph, Yonatan Avraham. And there’s also Dina Zilber, who has led this insanity at the Justice Ministry for several years now, and........

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