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Are the proposed judicial reforms a death knell for Israeli democracy?

An EMET Webinar with professor Avi Bell

Many of us have looked on with horror as highly polarized Israeli society is torn apart by the proposed judicial reforms. As I write these words, the first set of bills of the proposed legislation are being read before the Knesset, and the streets of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv are rife with demonstrators, unprecedented in number perhaps since the Gaza withdrawal of 2005.
What exactly are these reforms, and do they actually signal “the end of Israeli democracy” as is so often claimed? Is some sort of compromise possible?
Professor Avi Bell addresses these questions and more in this week’s EMET webinar.
About the Speaker: Avi Bell is an Israeli professor of law at the University of San Diego School of Law and at Bar-Ilan University’s Faculty of Law. Bell received his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Chicago, and his S.J.D. from Harvard. He interned in the office of Israeli Supreme Court judge Mishael Cheshin.

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