"A Red Line That Must Not be Crossed"

Likud responds to the High Court: "a red line that must not be crossed"

Likud issued a statement during the ongoing discussion in the Supreme Court (High Court of Justice), once again clarifying their strong stance before the judges. The Likud emphasized, "If the court annuls this fundamental law, it will undermine the foundation of democracy"

Netanyahu (Photo: Yonatan Sindel, Flash 90)

In parallel to the dramatic debate in the Supreme Court regarding the petitions against the law to reduce the Clause of Reasonability, the Likud party issued a statement in which they once again called on the court not to invalidate fundamental laws.

The Likud party stated, "The most important foundation in democracy is that the people are sovereign. The Knesset derives its authority from the people. The government derives its authority from the Knesset. The court derives its authority from the basic laws enacted by the Knesset."

They further stated, "If the court can annul basic laws, it becomes the authority instead of the people. Such an extreme step undermines the foundation of democracy. This is a red line that must not be crossed."

Rothman: "Don't try to take democracy away from the people of Israel"

As mentioned, this announcement comes amid the ongoing debate in the Supreme Court, which began at 8:00 in the morning and continues until this hour. During the discussion, the chairman of the Constitution Committee, Simcha Rothman, spoke to the judges, who interrupted his remarks repeatedly. Rothman responded that, in his view, they are not supposed to judge, and they do not have the authority to judge the Basic Law.

Rothman criticized the very existence of the discussion and said, "In fact, the very existence of this discussion shows that the court does not respect the public's judgment. The very notion that a legal, clean, and sterile discussion can be held, when the basic question before the discussion is whether the court is acting as it should today, or whether it acted as it should in the past, indicates a blurring of values."

Rothman in today's debate (Photo: Yonatan Sindel/Flash 90)

"Can you be the ones to judge this matter without bias, without favoritism, without being swayed by your own honor, status, and authority? I understand that you may think you are acting impartially, but if you are also the final arbiters on this matter, where are the checks and balances?"

Lawyer Bombach: "Would it be conceivable that the declaration of independence would bind the sovereign?"

Later, Attorney Ilan Bombach, who represents the government's position, also referred to the Declaration of Independence: "The Declaration of Independence is a constitutive document. The government highly values it, but are you suggesting that the Declaration of Independence undermines the sovereign?" Justice Baron responded sternly, "Show respect for this document." Later, Justice Amit told Bombach that he is not afraid of frightening scenarios. "Democracy doesn't die from a few hard blows but rather from a series of small steps."

Later, Bombach argued that the Supreme Court judges are "talking about an extreme scenario." According to him, "the government and the Knesset expect the Supreme Court to trust them. They should not make use of what could be considered nuclear weapons – the petition against a Basic Law is a doomsday weapon." Later in the discussion, Justice Amit argued that the Supreme Court is the most restrained court in the world, with 1.6 decisions per year (based on the Clause of Reasonability). So, explain to me why? Why do we need this amendment?" They returned to the debate of "Without law, there is no judge?" Justice Amit retorted, "The law is the Reasonability Clause."

0 Comments

Do not send comments that include inflammatory words, defamation, and content that exceeds the limit of good taste.

Benjamin Netanyahu, Joe Biden

US source: Meeting between Netanyahu and Biden still on

Despite President Biden’s recent withdrawal from the presidential race, an AP source reveals that Prime Minister Netanyahu’s White House visit will proceed as originally scheduled this week.

Avi Nachmani | 04:38

Kamala Harris, US Presidential Elections 2024

Kamala Harris: "I will do everything to defeat Donald Trump" 

US Vice President Kamala Harris could be the first woman ever to be elected President. 

Avi Nachmani | 04:15

Hostage release, ceasefire deal, Israel-Hamas

Proposal: Breakthrough in the dispute over the Hostage Deal

A breakthrough in the Philadelphia Axis issue: Israel, Egypt, and the United States have formulated a proposal to Hamas aimed at resolving the dispute over control of the axis. The IDF conveyed a message to the diplomatic level that they could accommodate such a plan since Hamas lacks the capability to build tunnels.

Eliana Fleming, JFeed Staff | 21.07.24

Yemen airstrike, Israel, Houthis, Drones

Report: This is the death toll in the Israeli attack in Yemen

Just over two days after Israel's attack in Yemen against the Houthi terrorist organization, Sky News in Arabic reveals the number of casualties, injuries, and missing persons.

Eliana Fleming, JFeed Staff | 21.07.24

IDF, Airstrikes, Yemen, Israeli Opposition

Report: Senior Israeli official strongly opposed the attack in Yemen. This is why.

A senior Israeli official expressed strong opposition to an Israeli attack in Yemen. The same Israeli official said that Israel should attack Iran and not "open another front against Yemen".

Eliana Fleming, JFeed Staff | 21.07.24

Hostage release, ceasefire deal, Israel-Hamas, Gaza

The Senior Minister reveals: this is the date when the hostage deal will be signed

Minister Eli Cohen from the Likud party disclosed that this is the time when the deal with the captives will be finalized. He referred to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's trip to the United States and the timing when Israel is expected to reach a deal with the captives: "Military pressure has brought Hamas to surrender."

Eliana Fleming, JFeed Staff | 21.07.24

US Elections, Biden withdrawal, Harris, Democratic nominees

Biden's retirement: another danger for Israel in the political arena

The President of the United States Joe Biden is retiring from the presidential race, the big question on the minds of all Israelis is of course, how does this affect us? It could have a huge impact.

Eliana Fleming, JFeed Staff | 21.07.24

October 7th Massacre, Hamas, Sinwar

Report: Sinwar sent Israel a message before October 7th

News 12 journalist, Yaron Avraham, revealed tonight that Yahya Sinwar, the Hamas leader in Gaza, delivered a message to Israel several weeks before the October 7 attack, but it was not properly interpreted.

Eliana Fleming, JFeed Staff | 21.07.24

US Elections 2024, Trump, Biden, Kamala Harris

Trumps reaction to Biden's withdrawal "He was not fit to be President"

Trump has spoken out following Biden announcing he is dropping out of the presidential race. He criticises both Biden and VP Harris saying "Harris will be easier to beat than Biden."

Eliana Fleming | 21.07.24

Biden, US Elections, Kamala Harris, Democratic nominees

Biden quits 2024 presidential race, endorses Harris for White House

Joe Biden has endorsed Kamala Harris for the Democratic nomination after withdrawing from his re-election bid against Donald Trump – live updates.

Eliana Fleming | 21.07.24

US Elections 2024, Trump, Joe Biden, Presidential race

Breaking: Biden Drops Out of U.S. Presidential Race

President of the United States, Joe Biden, announced this evening (Sunday) that he will withdraw from the race for the U.S. presidency against Donald Trump, just three months before the elections scheduled for November.

Eliana Fleming, JFeed Staff | 21.07.24

Paris Olympics, Antisemitism

Shocking: French MP calls to ban Israeli Flag at Paris Olympics

Olympic controversy erupts: French lawmaker demands Israeli flag ban, sparking diplomatic row and security concerns ahead of Paris Games.

Gila Isaacson, JFeed Staff | 21.07.24