JERUSALEM (JTA) — The more Jewish Israel is, the more democratic it will become, the nation’s justice minister wrote in a new journal. The legal system in Israel should strengthen its Jewish nature, Ayelet Shaked wrote in the inaugural issue of the Hebrew language policy journal Hashiloach, published by the Tikva Fund. “When we wish…
Israel’s justice minister said she would resurrect a legal initiative to bring Israeli civil law to Jewish settlements in the West Bank while keeping the Palestinians who live there under military orders.
Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked’s bill would hamper foreign-funded NGOs. But, J.J. Goldberg asks, how exactly are they hurting Israeli democracy?
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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.
The final deadline passed this afternoon for Israel’s political parties to register for the March 17 Knesset elections. Several last-minute decisions will substantially affect the map in the weeks ahead:
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.