JPost Headline: Expert says Israeli Politics getting as bad as in America. Report—Social Media network operates through manipulations, slander, lies, and spreading rumors. JPost
The Following is from the Kohelet Policy Forum by Aviad Bakshi (as covered in the Mishpacha article, not available online)
“What professional tools did each justice use to reach his or her decision? They were addressing the same political questions that divided the public at the time into those wearing orange ribbons (in solidarity with the settlers and against the disengagement) and those wearing blue (in support of disengagement.) When a judge's rule on matters of foreign policy and security, their rulings rest on their own political views. What justification is there to give the political worldview of these judges priority over that of the citizens who elected the government? How does a political issue become a “professional” one that is handed over to experts to be decided?
“It is important to emphasize that the restoration of limits to what can be decided by the courts extends beyond the courts themselves to the legal counsel given to the government and the Knesset. Because diplomatic issues became matters to be decided by courts, legal counsels have become part of the decision-making process on diplomatic issues. […] ruling will restore elected officials’ responsibility and authority to decide on policy. […] ruled correctly that “our government answers to the Knesset and the voters, not to us.”
Above the Law (in Mishpacha). While the Supreme Court represents the top of Israel’s legal pyramid, the [**alphabet agencies/US Defense Dept] legal system’s tentacles extend to every cabinet ministry, government agency and Knesset committee. Professional legal advisors have [**alphabet agencies] outsized power on these bodies, often impeding legislation that doesn’t adhere to their worldview, or resulting in their refusal to defend the government’s position in court. [include Media]
Interview with Rabbi Maklev (in Mishpacha): "The Supreme Court is a menace to chareidim, but their main goal is to prevent the right from really taking power, and that includes the religious right. The right doesn’t know how to win. The Likud knows how to get elected, but it doesn’t know how to rule. It came to power . . . it should have been much stronger and much more proactive on this.”
(Q BR:) “The Supreme Court never seems satisfied with any draft law the Knesset passes. That’s cited as one of the reasons the government fell. What are the chances of the Knesset wresting power away from the court on such a highly charged issue, and on other matters pertaining to religion and state?
(A RM: "The 'draft law' is a totally different issue compared to all other religious issues. It’s specific to Eretz Yisrael. The chareidi yishuv was established more than 130 years ago. . . there is no legitimacy for anyone to come and say . . . you can only sit and learn under arrangements that I make for you, and how and when and for how long [. . .] we want a Basic law that ensconces Torah Learning as a core value, giving it a legal foundation and not rely on some interim arrangement or another."
Interview with Prof. Kontorovich (in Mishpacha) : "It’s [the Supreme Court] has been set up like a Soviet commissar system. Every government unit, no matter how small, has a legal advisor empowered by the Supreme Court to veto government decisions.”
Comparison of the Above in the Washington Free Beacon Article (at the SavageNation)
“U.S. Intelligence Institutionally Politicized Toward Democrats [Israel Supreme Court]: The CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies [media] have become bastions of political liberals and the pro-Democratic Party views of intelligence personnel have increased under President Donald Trump, according to a journal article by a former CIA analyst. [plus the Media]
John Gentry, who spent 12 years as a CIA analyst, criticized former senior intelligence leaders, [. . .] for breaking decades-long prohibitions of publicly airing their liberal political views in attacking Trump [Netanyahu]. The institutional bias [against the Knesset] outlined in a lengthy article in the quarterly International Journal of Intelligence and Counter-intelligence risks undermining the role of intelligence in support of government leaders charged with making policy decisions. In the past, intelligence politicization was defined as either skewing intelligence to fit biases or manipulating intelligence. . .” [the Israeli Media, like the US Media is Leftist controlled and very aggressive, if not treasonous]
[ME: Therefore, we have an insidious virus (leftist fascist liberalism cloaked as democratic socialism, ‘climate change’ [world 'pop’ control], new green deal) infecting the lawful democratic processes of governing Governments, strangling these processes [Israeli Media], in an (treasonous) attempt to overthrow the will of the national (People’s Republic) [Israelis] as contained in the US Constitution [Israel as the Nation State of the Jewish People], set out by the founders of the Republic.]
*Rabbi Uri Maklev, a Knesset Member for the past 11 years, has mastered the art of being outspoken in a soft-spoken manner, which is one reason he has earned across-the-board respect from his colleagues in all parties. He has impeccable Torah credentials to go along with his consummate political skills. He learned in Yeshiva Kol HaTorah and Ponevezh Yeshiva and served as a member of the Jerusalem City Council and deputy – during (1993-2008). […] Rabbi Maklev deals daily with a wide range of legal issues, including drafting and reviewing legislation and procedures of justice, as well as work on Basic Laws that was intended to form the basis of an Israeli Constitution. […] Rabbi Maklev said he has the utmost respect [for Kohelet].