Bad Timing, Divisive: Rothman Critical of Supreme Court’s Decision

Knesset Constitution, Law, and Justice Committee Chairman MK Simcha Rothman, in a conversation with Arutz Sheva, criticized the Supreme Court’s decision to publish its ruling striking down the ‘Reasonableness Standard Law’ during the war.

“Ruling on a divisive issue at a time of war is a mistake. Even if the ruling were for my side, I would say the same. This is not the time to deal with divisive issues.” says Rothman. He explains that he believes that a vast majority of the Israeli public supports a major change to the justice system.

While he believes that the Supreme Court made a mistake by publishing the ruling during the war, he clarifies: “It won’t drag me into the same mistake of starting a discussion and a public debate now when the soldiers are in Gaza, and in the north, and in Judea and Samaria defending our citizens from terrorist organizations to start talking now about divisive issues or about issues that can wait until the end of the war.”

MK Rothman says that every person is responsible for making sure that Israel will not revert to the social rift that existed before the war. With that said, Rothman’s comment certainly includes Israel’s Supreme Court. They should be fighting on the frontlines for unity and not divisiveness and power.

MK Simcha Rothman: ‘Soldiers returning from Gaza won’t tolerate divisive rhetoric’, by Israel National News, January 3, 2024


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