“To attack the Supreme Court is to attack what constitutes the very essence of Judaism and the State of Israel. » In a recorded message, the great lawyer Robert Badinter, professor of law and former Minister of Justice known for his advocacy for the abolition of the death penalty, intervened on Monday March 27 during a major conference organized at the European Parliament in favor of of Israeli democracy by the collective of European Jewish associations JCall (European Jewish Call for Reason).
This is the first time that this renowned jurist has taken the floor to comment on Israeli policy. Because the hour is serious. As Israel’s Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu and his far-right allies attempt to rein in the Supreme Court, the only bulwark against executive power in the absence of a Constitution, the voices of Jews around the world are heard. Including French voices.
In front of a dozen European parliamentarians and a hundred left-wing Jewish activists from Belgium and France, a dozen personalities spoke: the philosopher Alain Finkielkraut, the journalist and essayist Anne Sinclair, the rabbi of the Masorti movement Rivon Krygier, the lawyer Patrick Klugman, historian and former ambassador Elie Barnavi, singer Noa, secretary general of JCall David Chemla, MEP and former journalist Bernard Guetta – the host of the evening – or even, from a distance, sociologist Dominique Sch
Source : Nouvelobs
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