PROTESTERS MARCHED in the streets of Israel again this week, protesting the judicial reform bill being pushed through the Knesset by a conservative coalition led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party.
What most outsiders don’t understand is that secularists in Israel orchestrated what amounts to a coup through the court system years ago, when the growing influence of religious Jews became obvious.
Liberals in Israel, realizing that they couldn’t get the votes for their agenda, took over the country through the courts. The bill in Knesset would rein in the power of Israel’s Supreme Court, and that’s why activists, many of whom have flown to Israel from other nations, are trying to turn the country upside down.
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