Will the New Nation-State Law Tempt Israel's Supreme Court to Overstep its Powers Again?

The game the Court is playing is “heads I win, tails you lose.”

Israel Supreme Court Chief Justice Esther Hayut during her swearing-in ceremony on October 26, 2017. THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images.

Israel Supreme Court Chief Justice Esther Hayut during her swearing-in ceremony on October 26, 2017. THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images.

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Oct. 22 2018
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Peter Kagan is the pen name of a writer with a longstanding interest in Israeli constitutional law.


In 1787, an American founding father writing under the pseudonym “Brutus” issued a warning about one of the key provisions in the constitution then being debated in Philadelphia:

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