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Published: 04 August 2016

416 Pages


ISBN: 9780190278502

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The Purse and the Sword

The Trials of Israel's Legal Revolution

Daniel Friedmann and Translated by Haim Watzman

  • Presents a critical analysis of Israel's legal system in the context of its politics, history, and society
  • Examines the extensive powers that Israel's Supreme Court arrogated to itself since the 1980s
  • Traces the historic transformation of Israel's legal system and the shifts in the balance of power between the branches of government
  • Developments are detailed in the context of major issues faced by a modern Israel
  • Analyzes the causes of public distrust of the Court and the rebalancing of power towards the political branches

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