Israel: High Court hearing on controversial judicial overhaul ends after 13 hours

“Democracy doesn’t die from a few strong blows, democracy dies in a series of small steps,” said Israeli Supreme Court Justice Isaac Amit. “Why is there a need for a legal procedure or a ruling that will harm the soul of democracy?” asked Simcha Rothman, Knesset Constitution Committee chairperson. “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”

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