Right-wing bills imperil Israel’s constitutional efforts, Supreme Court chief says

22.12.2011                      26.Kislev. 5772                       Channuka 2

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Right-wing bills imperil Israel's constitutional efforts, Supreme Court chief says

Speaking at conference marking 20 years since the onset of Israel's constitutional enterprise, Justice Dorit Beinish says recent bills seem to change Israel's basic principles.

A recent wave of contentious right-wing legislation in the Knesset may endanger Israel's ongoing constitutional efforts, Supreme Court President Dorit Beinish said on Wednesday.
Speaking at a conference marking 20 years since the first Basic Law was passed – laws that were meant as a piecemeal effort toward fashioning an Israeli constitution – Beinish said she did not "fully share the grim forecasts as to the future of the constitutional enterprise, though I fear for it greatly"….