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They don't play by evidentiary rules. They call whatever they wish terrorism. At issue is "a political crusade against all the Arab political parties."

Democratic societies aren't "measured by the power of the majority or by its capitulation to political consensus."

Democracy's real test is allowing freely expressed views and actions. Disagreement with popular ones often matter most.

"A strong democracy isn't spooked by the voices and opinions of those who don't see the state and its policies as the pinnacle of creation."

Nations prioritizing "defensive democracy".stifle political opponents." Doing so "isn't worthy of being called democra(tic)."

On December 27, justices witnessed MK extremism firsthand. Verbal and physical threats exposed them. Some hardliners "would do away with the High Court of Justice altogether."

On Sunday, Israeli Supreme Court justices ruled responsibly. They unanimously supported doing the right thing. Too bad they don't always do so.

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the judicial system in israel is one of the most f... by yuval doron on Tuesday, Jan 1, 2013 at 12:02:25 AM