Times of Israel Podcast

Prof. Moshe Koppel: The judicial branch must be subject to checks and balances

3rd episode of ToI’s new podcast miniseries ‘Israel’s Judiciary: Reform or Ruin?’ takes a nuanced journey into looming legislation that could alter the country’s checks & balances

Is Israeli democracy in danger? A proposed High Court override clause has many concerned about a possible tyranny of the majority. Join us as a diverse set of legal experts discuss with ToI editors what’s currently at stake.

In this third episode, Prof. Moshe Koppel objects to what he describes as the unchecked and unbalanced power of the court, which he says has decided that every issue is justiciable and that anyone has the standing to petition the court.

Koppel is a professor (emeritus) of computer science at Bar-Ilan University and the founding chairman of the Kohelet Policy Forum. His most recent book is “Judaism Straight Up: Why Real Religion Endures.”

Koppel spoke at a Times of Israel live-streamed event on December 15 at the Israel Democracy Institute in Jerusalem on the topic of judicial reform.

Times of Israel editor David Horovitz introduces Koppel and asks some follow-up questions.

Future episodes will include remarks from other speakers, who firmly disagree with Koppel.

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