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AG appears to criticize court override proposal promoted by Netanyahu allies

Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara at a ceremony held for outgoing Supreme Court judge George Karra, at the Supreme Court in Jerusalem on May 29, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara at a ceremony held for outgoing Supreme Court judge George Karra, at the Supreme Court in Jerusalem on May 29, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara seems to push back against calls among members of the likely new right-religious ruling coalition for legislation that would allow the Knesset to override Supreme Court rulings.

“No authority or person is above the law,” she says at a Justice Ministry event in Eilat, according to Channel 13 news. “Separation of powers, equality for all, governmental decency and looking out for minority rights — those are the foundations of the system.”

“Democracy and the independence of the law enforcement and judicial systems are inseparable. Without one, the other does not exist.”

She also stresses it will be business as usual with the new government, which is expected to be led by Likud chief Benjamin Netanyahu.

“The definition of our positions and the manner they are performed do not depend on the identity of the political leadership or that of the legal system at a given time,” Baharav-Miara adds.

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