Netanyahu Says Goodbye to Judge Beinisch

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netanyahuIsraeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu bade farewell to outgoing Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch today, in a meeting attended by all of the Supreme Court judges, including the new President, Judge Asher Grunis.

“I wanted to thank you on behalf of the Nation of Israel and the State of Israel,” he said, “for your long, courageous and important service, in safeguarding the Supreme Court. You did it wonderfully, in a period that was not simple, under arrows of criticism. That is not easy for anyone but it is especially difficult for judges because they usually lack the platform for responding directly. But I think you stood your ground in a very impressive manner.”

Netanyahu added: “I think the independence of the court is built-in and essential. In Israel, the court was, is and will remain independent. All attempts to bring things that harm the independence of the court are destined to fall. I shoved aside every proposal that was meant to hinder or curtail the courts’ independence.

Netanyahu also congratulated the new Supreme Court President, Judge Asher Grunis. “You are carrying on a fabulous tradition and legacy – there is no other word but fabulous – which is an essential element in our national existence.”

Read more: Israel National News

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  1. Netanyahu says: “I think the independence of the court is built-in and essential. In Israel, the court was, is and will remain independent. All attempts to bring things that harm the independence of the court are destined to fall. I shoved aside every proposal that was meant to hinder or curtail the courts’ independence.”
    This so called “independence” is the same as the independence of the monarch’s of old. The court is a non democratic leftist elitist institution. Those who elect the court’s judges hardly reprsesent Israeli society. Independence in this case means no regard for democracy. Bibi knows better.

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