Friday, June 08, 2012

How Can Anything In Israel Be Unconstitutional?

Erev Shabbath Qodesh Parashath B'ha'alotekha 5772

Arutz 7: Expert: Netanyahu's Actions 'Unconstitutional' 
Attorney Dr. Haim Misgav: Netanyahu’s threatening to fire ministers over a vote in favor of the Regulation Law was unconstitutional. 

Elad Benari, June 7, 2012

Attorney Dr. Haim Misgav, a senior lecturer in criminal law at the Netanya Academic College, told Arutz Sheva on Wednesday that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s threatening to fire ministers over a vote in favor of the Regulation Law was unconstitutional.

“It was not right, it did not make sense, it was unconstitutional and improper in a democratic government and a free country,” said Misgav....

OK, so I have just one question.

How can anything be unconstitutional in a country which does not have a constitution?

Doesn't anyone wonder about this?  Am I really the only one who has ever asked this question?

OK, so maybe everyone is pretending that Israel's so-called Basic Law is really a constitution, since efforts to create a real one have yet to pan out.  Israel's Basic Law is a mish-mash of British Mandate and Ottoman Empire laws, plus whatever Ben-Gurion managed to sneak into it, hardly what any self-respecting Hellenist would call a constitution.

OK, so that was a lot more than just one question.  But, at least I am intellectually honest about it.

Will anyone in the Israeli government ever be intellectually honest about the form of deMOCKracy who currently have in place here?


Billy said...

Hello. I like your blog and agree with your views. You haven't written anything yet about Ulpana.

I don't know much about the people who live there or their rabbi. Are they the type who will role over for the state and IDF and prevent any real resistance?

Esser Agaroth said...

Thanks, Billy. I just wrote something related to the Ulpana section of Beth-El.

Honestly? It's not clear to me, but I do not anticipate any resistance.

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