Israel’s new justice minister said on Sunday she would seek to rein in the powers of the Supreme Court over parliament and the government, a policy critics fear would restrict judicial oversight.
Ayelet Shaked is so closely associated with the far right — and so attractive — that she is being compared to Sarah Palin. Shouldn’t feminists defend her even if they disagree with her politics?
Israel’s new Justice Minister is best known for her acerbic comments about Palestinians. She has rocketed toward the top of the political world by being the unlikely face of the far right.
Benjamin Netanyahu’s dilemma is pretty clear, J.J. Goldberg writes. If his shaky coalition falls, he’s back to Square One. If it survives, it could make Israel an international pariah.
Ayelet Shaked is a young Tel Aviv mother of two. She’s also a secular star of Israel’s far right Jewish Home party, which is rising fast in the polls.