The opposition leading Yesh Atid party says that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government is destroying Israel’s founding principles, after the private attorney representing the government in today’s High Court of Justice hearing questioned the country’s “hasty” Declaration of Independence.
In a post on X, Yesh Atid accuses the government’s representative of “going against the Declaration of Independence.”
“There is no clearer proof that there is an anti-Zionist, anti-Israeli, anti-democratic government in Israel that will burn the pages of history and blacken the founders of the state, all for despicable political considerations,” the party continues.
Minutes earlier, Ilan Bombach, the lawyer representing the government, questioned the authority of the Declaration of Independence, considered a guiding document but lacking in legal standing.
“Because 37 people were authorized to sign the hasty Declaration of Independence, which at the last moment was still in draft stage, this should bind people who came later?” Bombach asked the court.
“Would it be conceivable that people who were never elected, these 37 people, the members of the Provisional Council, unwittingly created a document for us called a constitution and would bind all future generations? It is unthinkable,” Bombach continued.