Weekly Commentary: Hyperbole Hurts Israel Overseas
Dr. Aaron Lerner 17 December 2022
It's not the end of democracy that ministers choose the lawyer to advise
them how to achieve their goals given the constraints of the law.
Ditto for the prime minister choosing a legal advisor who is not also
empowered to prosecute the PM.
And it's not the end of democracy that the various civilian police forces
in the country are guided by the policies set by a single minister, within
the confines of the law, to meet the very serious challenges we face today.
It is also not the end of democracy that the management of civil matters in
Area C be directed by someone who doesn't think that Israel's ultimate goal
is to make it part of a Palestinian state.
And it is not the end of democracy if measures are taken to make it harder
for the courts to veto legislation.
And what if the demands of the Haredi parties are met to discourage their
working on the books? Unfortunately we have suffered for years from an
overoptimistic assessment of the scale and significance of positive
developments among minor elements of the Haredi sector. This may be the
shock our democracy needs.
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