That Israel Supreme Court has a political agenda is clear, and Simcha Rothman’s recent book, The Ruling Party of Bagatz, makes this case quite convincingly. The Supreme Court (acronym Bagatz) under the lead of retired Chief Justice Aharon Barak has for decades worked to replace representative democracy with substantive democracy. What does that mean? The first is a governing system in which the people’s will is expressed through elected representatives. The second is an inherently superior value system that supersedes the will of the people. Given that substantive democracy takes for granted that one value system is superior to another,…
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