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Israel: Supreme Court does not have power to cancel Nation State Law

Protest poster in London against Israel's Nation State Law [Apaimages]
Protest poster in London against Israel's Nation State Law [Apaimages]

Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said yesterday that the Israeli Supreme Court does not have the power to cancel the Jewish Nation State Law, Arab48 reported.

Shaked's comments came as the Supreme Court awaits the responses of the Israeli Public Prosecution to 14 petitions filed against the racist law which declared Israel as "the historic homeland of the Jewish people and they have an exclusive right to national self-determination in it."

Meanwhile, the Attorney General of the Israeli government Avichai Mandelblit announced that the Supreme Court will be asked to postpone its response until after the elections which are due to be held on 9 April.

Shaked has previously criticised the possibility of the Supreme Court disqualifying Basic Laws saying: "The significance of establishing basic principles that the public never endorsed, in an unconstitutional forum that can invalidate basic laws created by the people's representatives is a transition from representative democracy to rule by philosophers."

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