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The Right Wing vs. the Court

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As expected, the Supreme Court’s decision Sunday to bar from running in next month’s election Michael Ben Ari, the ideological successor to Rabbi Meir Kahane, while overturning the disqualifications of the Balad-United Arab List joint slate and of Ofer Cassif of Hadash, sparked an all-out attack on the court by the right. Criticism of the so-called dictatorship of the High Court of Justice and the judicial junta was voiced in various versions by all the camp’s components, as if written by the same person. The same goes for the right’s shock over the court’s allowing the Arab Knesset members (“terror supporters”) to run for re-election while disqualifying the Jewish Zionist, whose children have served in the army.

It was also difficult to distinguish among the promises, or perhaps threats, hurled at the judicial establishment: “The people will decide,........

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