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Video: Israel's Judiciary under Threat

Does the Judiciary really constitutes a third independent branch of government in Israel? This question arises when one witnesses the continuous attempts to change the existing balance of power and limit the court from applying judicial doctrines and legal standards to executive and parliamentary decisions. In his talk, Professor Menachem Hofnung of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem discussed how the appointment of justices, the power of judicial review, and even the legitimacy of Israel's Supreme Court have become permanent and compelling issues in Israeli politics.