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Disorder in the Court

How Israel’s supreme court has effected its own constitutional revolution—and thereby undermined public confidence in the rule of law.

Israel’s supreme-court building in Jerusalem covered with snow. Wikimedia/Moshe Milner.

Israel’s supreme-court building in Jerusalem covered with snow. Wikimedia/Moshe Milner.

Essay
Dec. 5 2016
About the author

Evelyn Gordon is a commentator and former legal-affairs reporter who immigrated to Israel in 1987. In addition to Mosaic, she has published in the Jerusalem Post, Azure, Commentary, and elsewhere. She blogs at Evelyn Gordon.


How Israel’s supreme court has effected its own constitutional revolution—and thereby undermined public confidence in the rule of law.

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More about: Israel & Zionism, Israel's Basic Law, Israeli politics, Israeli Supreme Court, Law