Former Supreme Court vice president Salim Joubran says at a conference of the Israeli Association of Public Law that the government’s radical legal reforms constitute “a revolution” in the Israeli legal system.
“The new government and Justice Minister Yariv Levin has proposed far-reaching changes to Israeli law. The proposals do not allow any doubt: the new government wants to bring about a revolution in public law in Israel,” says Joubran.
The former Supreme Court justice insists that “Democracy is not just majority rule,” and that “Democracy guarantees mutual respect for all branches of government, guarantees equality and the rights of minorities, with a particular emphasis on the Arab population in Israel.”
He adds that one of the principal reforms, an override law to countermand a High Court decision striking down legislation with only 61 MKs, “is a disturbance to the rules of the democratic game.”