Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Israeli constitutional law

  • Silwad Municipality v. The Knesset: The Invalidation of the Settlement Regularization Law and its Aftermath

    —Tamar Hostovsky-Brandes, Ono Academic College Faculty of Law Introduction On June 9, 2020, the Israeli Supreme Court delivered its decision in the case of Silwad Municipality v. The Knesset, regarding the Settlement Regularization Law (the “Law”), enacted by the Knesset in 2017.

  • Inherent Limits on the Override Power after the Israeli Election

    —Rivka Weill, Harry Radzyner Law School, IDC Within the first twenty-four hours after the Israeli election, the future political partners of PM Netanyahu raised the demand to enact a general override clause as part of the Basic Laws. They believe that this override clause will empower them to govern without the intervention of the High Court of Justice.

  • Courts in a Populist World

    —Alon Harel, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem [Editor’s Note: This post is part of the joint I-CONnect/Verfassungsblog mini-symposium on populism and constitutional courts. An introduction to the symposium can be found here.] “I did not come to in order to be loved but in order to voice the sentiments of the public,” said Minister Miri Regev.[1]