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By The Red Arrow
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Israeli lawmaker proclaims supremacy of ‘Jewish race’
Likud's MK Miki Zohar says Jews are the smartest in the world, so know Netanyahu isn't corrupt
By Stuart Winer 13 June 2018, 9:13 pm

https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-l ... wish-race/
 
By Philip Marlow
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A long, worthwhile, and miserably disheartening piece by David Shulman in the latest NYRB.

The Last of the Tzaddiks
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/06 ... -tzaddiks/
...the government, driven by its extremist coalition partner the Jewish Home, is furthering a bill aimed at bypassing the High Court altogether by allowing a simple majority of sixty-one members of the Knesset to override the court’s rulings, particularly in cases involving basic human rights. This move is the most far-reaching attack ever made on the fundamental structure of Israeli democracy. If the bill passes, it will enshrine a tyranny of the majority and undermine the very concept of inalienable rights. We have come a long way from the days of Lauterpacht and Robinson.
Read it all, as they say.
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