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Excellent proposals, but how many more Jewish dead before the Israeli government implements them?

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Submitted by mhl (United States), Jun 29, 2006 at 10:23

Your proposals are commendable, but the Israeli government is still far from implementing them. Furthermore, even if the Israeli government were to do so they, many of them would be immediately blocked by Israel's Supreme Court, controlled by extremist, anti-state elements. How do you suggest reducing the power of the Supreme Court?

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That's beyond my competence, but I do note that Israel has the only self-perpetuating Supreme Court in the West. More broadly, it has the worst system of any full democracy.

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