Israel’s Basic Law

Question of values are distinct from questions of law.

Yechiel Oren-Harush
May 5 2023 12:01AM

Like its American counterpart, it affirms that fundamental freedoms are inseparable from our humanity.

March 22 2023 12:01AM

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

Jerusalem needs more stability, not less.

Ariel Kahana
Nov. 19 2021 12:01AM

The attorney general can’t do both his jobs at once.

David Horovitz
April 30 2021 12:01AM

Declaring the constitution unconstitutional.

Eugene Kontorovich and Shimon Nataf
Dec. 11 2020 12:01AM

Proportional representation encourages instability and unaccountability.

Jan. 3 2020 12:01AM

The Supreme Court acts independently of both law and the constitution.

June 19 2019 12:01AM

What’s undemocratic? Anything we don’t like!

Matthew Continetti
Aug. 17 2018 12:01AM

A defense of the law from one of its critics.

Aug. 10 2018 12:01AM

Whatever its flaws, it’s not one bit undemocratic.

Aug. 8 2018 12:01AM

A restraint on a runaway judiciary.

Aug. 2 2018 12:01AM