The economic effects of the coalition budgets

Dr. Michael Sarel ב' סיון התשפ"ג | 22 May 2023

A few days ago, the Budget Department of the Ministry of Finance published an opinion regarding the economic effects of coalition allocations, if they will be included in the...

When Haredim want to enter the workforce, don’t prevent them from doing so

Adv. Yair Osheroff ט"ז אייר התשפ"ג | 7 May 2023

With the return of the discussion on universal conscription, and the question of what prevents ultra-Orthodox men from entering the workforce, an aspect which is oft-overlooked should be highlighted,...

Israel’s Judicial Reform: A Step Towards Restoring Balance

Adv. Avraham Shalev י' אייר התשפ"ג | 1 May 2023

Israel has been rocked for several weeks by a heated debate about the future of its judiciary. The present government – the first one in four years to enjoy...

Netanyahu’s announcement on judicial reform pause is anything but triumph of democracy

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich, Erielle Davidson י"א ניסן התשפ"ג | 2 April 2023

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu announced Monday night he was temporarily pausing his government’s judicial-reform efforts in the face of strikes by key industries, insubordination in some parts...

Putting an end to the upheaval of the High Court

Prof. Abraham Diskin כ"ו אדר התשפ"ג | 19 March 2023

Contrary to popular belief, the Israeli justice system is the most powerful in the world - one that has positioned itself as a supreme authority, even above the law...

Q&A on the judicial reform

kohelet כ' אדר התשפ"ג | 13 March 2023

There are many incorrect assumptions and misconceptions regarding the judicial reform, therefore, we present here answers to the main questions we've been asked about it.

The “pro-democracy” protesters should retain the ability to have a meaningful conversation

Meir Rubin - Neria ט"ז אדר התשפ"ג | 9 March 2023

Even those who protest the legal reform don’t want to live in a country where the policy is determined on the street, using sandbags and barbed wire -Those who...

The comparison to Hungary – an Orban legend

Adv. Pinhas Ancselovits י"ד אדר התשפ"ג | 7 March 2023

Opponents of the judical reform often make comparisons between the process that Hungary went through and what will happen in Israel after the end of the legislation promoted by...

Herzl and Jabotinsky also understood that the voices of the rich and the poor are equal in political decision making

Adv. Aharon Garber ח' אדר התשפ"ג | 1 March 2023

The decision makers must also examine the economic consequences of the reform. However, attributing decisive weight to the political positions of the wealthy when making decisions is a...

Why judicial reform is essential

Adv. Aharon Garber, Adv. Avraham Shalev כ"ח שבט התשפ"ג | 19 February 2023

Like all liberal democracies, Israel needs a strong court and independent judges who will guard the rule of law, good governance, and civil and human rights. In the past...

The time has come to end Israel’s juristocracy and restore popular sovereignty.

Adv. Avraham Shalev כ"ו שבט התשפ"ג | 17 February 2023

Supporters of the reform must heed the president’s call for negotiations. However, any resolution must be based on the citizens’ right to decide how to govern themselves.

It’s not “the end of democracy” and a broad consensus is within reach

Prof. Moshe Koppel כ"ג שבט התשפ"ג | 14 February 2023

Have a hundred thousand people ever come out to protest against something they think you’re responsible for? Well, I’ve got that going for me. It’s been widely reported in...

What are they so afraid of?

Ariel Erlich כ"ג שבט התשפ"ג | 14 February 2023

Levin's law reform provoked three types of reactions: substantive discussion for and against, including alternate proposals and intermediary outlines; Extreme and irresponsible discourse, saturated with slogans about the end...

The court will have tools over the government even without the reasonableness standard

Adv. Ariella Segal כ"א שבט התשפ"ג | 12 February 2023

The judicial system has a complete toolbox with which it checks and balances the executive authority, aka the government, and its multitude of offices and bodies. The Minister of...

Government Basic Law Amendment – AG

kohelet ב' שבט התשפ"ג | 24 January 2023

Proposed Government Basic Law (Amendment – Government Authority in Legal Matters), 2023

The Judiciary Basic Law Amendments

kohelet ב' שבט התשפ"ג | 24 January 2023

The principle of constitutionality is a meta-principle of administrative law, according to which a public department is authorized to act only within the confines of jurisdiction given to it...

A systemic disregard for Israel’s Basic Laws demonstrates the importance of the judicial reform.

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich כ"ט טבת התשפ"ג | 22 January 2023

The intervention is a timely illustration of why the new government seeks to reform the tribunal.

The Israeli government finally has the power to restore balance

Adv. Avraham Shalev כ"ה טבת התשפ"ג | 18 January 2023

Israel is unique among Western democracies – it has a self-appointed judiciary that is at the same time legislator, executive as well as drafter and creator of Israel’s constitution....

Is It Time to Force Ukraine to Negotiate? No, it’s not

Dr. Yitzhak Klein ח' טבת התשפ"ג | 1 January 2023

Dr. Yitzhak Klein responds to a column by Prof. Inbar, who suggested that Ukraine should start negotiating with Russia over its territories.

Debunking myths about the “grandparent clause”

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich ג' טבת התשפ"ג | 27 December 2022

Israel’s new government is considering reforming the “grandparent clause” in the Law of Return. That original law of return was adopted in 1950 and is part of Israel’s foundational...

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