Israeli Supreme Court

The poor reasoning behind “reasonableness.”

Yonoson Rosenblum
Jan. 18 2024 12:01AM

At some point, Israelis must negotiate a genuine compromise on legal reform. Otherwise, the issue will continue tearing the country apart for decades to come.

March 29 2023 12:01AM

Israel’s judiciary needs balance. But a rash change is likely only to upset further Israel’s fragile equilibrium, and possibly bring down the regime itself.

March 28 2023 12:01AM

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

An American political scientist and an Israeli media personality talk about the cleavages in Israeli society that have made the present debate over judicial reform so intense.

March 10 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

If opponents of reform ceased their “panic-stricken keening,” they could articulate serious arguments.

Jan. 12 2023 12:01AM

Making sense of the override clause.

Moshe Koppel and Yonatan Green
Dec. 28 2022 12:01AM

The override clause.

Ruthie Blum and Gadi Taub
Nov. 30 2022 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

An interview with Ruth Calderon, a Talmud scholar and former member of Knesset, on the Judaization of the Israeli public sphere—and much more.

June 27 2022 12:01AM

The Israeli intellectual joins us to explain his country’s newest conversion controversy, and the underlying tensions it illuminates within Israeli public life.

March 11 2021 12:01AM