By Daniel Friedmann

The handbag and the Sword presents a severe research of Israel's criminal approach within the context of its politics, background, and the forces that form its society. This ebook examines the wide powers that Israel's splendid court docket arrogated to itself because the Nineteen Eighties and strains the historical past of the transformation of its criminal procedure and the shifts within the stability of energy among the branches of presidency. Centrally, this shift has positioned extraordinary strength within the arms of either the courtroom and Israel's lawyer common and nation prosecution on the fee of Israel's cupboard, constituting its government department, and the Knesset--its parliament. the growth of judicial energy the weakening of the political management within the wake of the Yom Kippur warfare of 1973, and the election ends up in the next years. those advancements are unique within the context of significant matters confronted by means of sleek Israel, together with the battle opposed to terror, the clash with the Palestinians, the Arab minority, settlements within the West financial institution, kingdom and faith, immigration, army carrier, censorship and freedom of expression, appointments to the govt and to public place of work, and executive rules. The aggrandizement of energy by means of the criminal method resulted in a backlash opposed to the ideal courtroom within the early a part of the present century, and to the partial rebalancing of energy in the direction of the political branches.

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