Justice Minister Tzipi Livni has announced she will “bury” the bill that intends to circumvent the authority of the nation’s High Court of Justice. Livni, who chairs the Ministerial Law Committee, explains in her view, if the bill passes it would destroy Israel’s judicial system and the nation’s democratic system.
Fed up with the ultra-liberal High Court regularly overruling Knesset, after the court ruled to eliminate the Infiltrators’ Law, the law dealing with illegal aliens, lawmakers pushed the initiative for this legislation intended to neutralize the High Court. The law that was invalidated by the High Court addressed efforts to prevent illegals from overrunning neighborhoods such as the case with illegals from Africa have overrun areas of S. Tel Aviv.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)