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Monday, August 23, 2010

When the courts are in charge of security

What could be riskier than indecisiveness in Israel's political echelon? Decisiveness in its court system for which no question is not justiciable. Here's an example.
The Haifa Magistrate’s Court has overruled a recommendation by the General Security Service to forbid, on security grounds, an Arab inhabitant of Judea and Samaria from receiving Israeli citizenship because he is marrying an Arab Israeli woman from the village of Jat.
I will guarantee you that the GSS - in which Israelis have a lo more faith than in the court - does not make those recommendations lightly. You can assume that if this order stands, we will have another 'Palestinian' terrorist carrying an Israeli identification card.

What could go wrong?


At 4:41 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

The Haifa judge won't have to pay the price for overruling Shin Bet recommendations. Other Israelis will if he's wrong. And that exactly the problem with judicial activism in Israel. Judges think they know better than people with far more experience and knowledge on security than them.


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