The Court was afraid. It's as simple as that. And as understandable.
The fight between the Supreme Court and the Likud's far-right is nearing a climax. The Likud has just won a decisive election victory. Its leaders are not hiding their intention to finally implement their sinister designs on the independence of the Court.
They want to allow politicians to dominate the appointment committee for Supreme Court judges and to abolish altogether the right of the court to annul unconstitutional laws enacted by the Knesset.
Menachem Begin used to quote the miller of Potsdam who, when involved with the King in a private dispute, exclaimed: "There are still judges in Berlin!"
Begin said: "There are still judges in Jerusalem!"
For how long?
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