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Wed Jan 18, 2023, 11:35 AM

Major Israeli Supreme Court ruling rocks Netanyahu's coalition

Source: Axios

The Israeli Supreme Court in a 10-1 ruling revoked the appointment of Aryeh Deri, leader of the ultra-Orthodox Shas party and a key ally of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as a senior minister in the government.

Why it matters: The decision could dramatically escalate the constitutional crisis in Israel and accelerate the governmentís effort to push forward its plan for weakening Israelís judicial system.

It could also create a political crisis that would likely destabilize the coalition.

Catch up quick: Deri, one of Israelís most powerful politicians, has been convicted of criminal offenses twice, including last year, when he agreed to a plea bargain in which he admitted to tax offenses.


Read more: https://www.axios.com/2023/01/18/israeli-supreme-court-revokes-appointment-of-minister-aryeh-deri

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Reply Major Israeli Supreme Court ruling rocks Netanyahu's coalition (Original post)
brooklynite Jan 2023 OP
burrowowl Jan 2023 #1
iluvtennis Jan 2023 #2
orangecrush Jan 2023 #4
Mosby Jan 2023 #5
hay rick Jan 2023 #8
Butterflylady Jan 2023 #9
Miguelito Loveless Jan 2023 #11
iluvtennis Jan 2023 #13
orangecrush Jan 2023 #14
quakerboy Jan 2023 #10
Martin68 Jan 2023 #3
Ford_Prefect Jan 2023 #6
onecaliberal Jan 2023 #7
republianmushroom Jan 2023 #12

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2023, 12:12 PM

1. Yesss!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2023, 12:23 PM

2. It amazes me that acorss the world ex-felons are allowed to run for public office. Just DISGUSTING.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 18, 2023, 01:07 PM

4. So ex felons



Shouldn't be allowed to vote, either?

This goes back to Jim Crow.

It was a way of keeping blacks out of the political equation.

Being an ex felon doesn't automatically define someone as a scumbag.

Hiring people to shoot at political opponents does.

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 18, 2023, 01:39 PM

5. Pena's history of felonies sure was predictive though.

Just saying.

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 18, 2023, 01:58 PM

8. Ex-felons running for office and voting are two different things.

Both are restrictions on civil liberties. In almost all cases, such restrictions are defined by conditions or circumstances that are specific to the individual case. In Deri's case, the article includes these points:

"When Deri signed his plea deal, the prosecution and the judge made it clear that they understood he was leaving political life. But less than a year later, he ran for office again, claiming he never said his departure from public life would be forever.

To allow Deri to be sworn in, the Knesset had to change a law that said a person who was sentenced to prison time or probation in the last seven years couldn't serve as a minister...

Supreme Court President Esther Hayut wrote in the decision that Deri made clear in his own statements that he would no longer deal with public money."






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Response to hay rick (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 18, 2023, 02:30 PM

9. I agree.

Voting is one thing, holding a government office if you are a convicted felon is entirely different.

Hopefully that will happen to trump in the future.

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 18, 2023, 04:21 PM

11. I don't see that they are prventing him from voting

they are preventing him from holding office.

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 18, 2023, 08:11 PM

13. @orangecrush: I firmly believe ex-felons should be allowed to vote. They served their time

and deserve to be fully integrated back into society with all rights.

I do not beleive certain ex-felons (e.g., those where fraud, corruption, murder, etc.) should be allowed to run for political office. Just my opionion.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 20, 2023, 01:00 PM

14. Perfectly reasonable



And makes complete sense

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 18, 2023, 02:37 PM

10. They arent in many places

Putin's opponents seem to collect disqualifying sentences on a very useful (to putin) timeline.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2023, 12:47 PM

3. Interesting that Trump and the GOP are not trend setters, but just a sign of the times.

Ultra-righwing and authoritarian political parties are welcoming convicted criminals into their ranks in a number of countries. It's a particularly interesting development because such parties usually pace a great deal of stress an anti-crime agenda.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2023, 01:40 PM

6. There is an actual conspiracy of Oligarchs who have been actively attempting to nullify leagal

power in the west. Putin's pals are just one part of a larger plan to use political powers to insulate the Ultra rich from any governmental interference. Russian backing of the Brexit/Tory madness is a visible example. Their involvement with the GOP and Trump is another. Netanyahu is the Trump equivalent in Israel. The clique surrounding MBS in Saudi Arabia is another set of them. They align along Oil and other extraction wealth and plan on consuming as much of the earth as they wish so long as THEY are the beneficiaries. What they most earnestly wish is to mute any objection by citizens or governments to that plan.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2023, 01:54 PM

7. Ex democratic felons cannot even vote, but recons, can run for office.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2023, 07:09 PM

12. Tsk Tsk

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