A ruling not just on Netanyahu, but on the court’s role in democracy

There’s something ironic about a law passed to defend democracy now being attacked by people who argue they’re the ones defending democracy.

Can someone charged with crimes form a government? That is the question the High Court of Justice has determined to answer, as it began hearings on the matter on Sunday. But the decision it makes will mean more than whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can remain in office. It will tell us about the role of the judiciary in our government.
Basic Law: Government is pretty clear on what happens to a prime minister when he’s indicted – nothing, unlike other cabinet ministers.

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