Israeli Judicial Reform

A ḥaredi rabbi and editor who also clerked on the Supreme Court, Pfeffer is uniquely positioned to talk about a major aspect of the current crisis.

March 24 2023 12:01AM

Israel’s parliamentary system produces weak governments that are increasingly liable to capture by minority parties, who have every incentive to indulge their most radical plans.

March 16 2023 12:01AM

Israel’s court is abnormally powerful and has caused half the nation to lose faith in its government. Reform will help, as long as it doesn’t cause the other half to do the same.

March 6 2023 12:51AM

Why the international obsession with the country’s judicial reforms?

Alan Dershowitz
Feb. 27 2023 12:01AM

It knows what it opposes, but can rarely articulate what it supports.

Feb. 9 2023 12:01AM

Change is necessary and inevitable. But it must not amplify division or open the nation up to unintended consequences.

Feb. 6 2023 12:01AM

The rule of law isn’t the same as the rule of lawyers.

Richard E. Epstein and Max Raskin
Jan. 30 2023 12:01AM

Here are excerpts from some of our favorite conversations last year, with subjects including Jewish life in Ukraine, Arabs and the Holocaust, China’s Haifa port, and more.

Jan. 6 2023 12:01AM

The member of Knesset and architect of the effort to reform Israel’s judiciary speaks about the issue.

Nov. 18 2022 12:01AM