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The purse and the sword : the trials of Israel's legal revolution, Daniel Friedmann ; translated by Haim Watzman

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The purse and the sword : the trials of Israel's legal revolution
Title
The purse and the sword
Title remainder
the trials of Israel's legal revolution
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Daniel Friedmann ; translated by Haim Watzman
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  • eng
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
The Purse and the Sword presents a critical analysis of Israel's legal system in the context of its politics, history, and the forces that shape its society. This book examines the extensive powers that Israel's Supreme Court arrogated to itself since the 1980s and traces the history of the transformation of its legal system and the shifts in the balance of power between the branches of government. Centrally, this shift has put unprecedented power in the hands of both the Court and Israel's attorney general and state prosecution at the expense of Israel's cabinet, constituting its executive branch, and the Knesset--its parliament. The expansion of judicial power followed the weakening of the political leadership in the wake of the Yom Kippur war of 1973, and the election results in the following years. These developments are detailed in the context of major issues faced by modern Israel, including the war against terror, the conflict with the Palestinians, the Arab minority, settlements in the West Bank, state and religion, immigration, military service, censorship and freedom of expression, appointments to the government and to public office, and government policies. The aggrandizement of power by the legal system led to a backlash against the Supreme Court in the early part of the current century, and to the partial rebalancing of power towards the political branches.--
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1936-
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Friedmann, Daniel
Dewey number
349.5694
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Hebrew
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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Watzman, Haim
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  • Political questions and judicial power
  • Judicial independence
  • Courts of last resort
  • Law
Label
The purse and the sword : the trials of Israel's legal revolution, Daniel Friedmann ; translated by Haim Watzman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Timeline Chart
  • Introduction -- Part One:
  • The Classical Court -- 1. A State is Born -- 2. To Judge But Not to Rule -- 3. The Attorney General and his Powers -- 4. The Legal System Topples Rabin -- 5. Menachem Begin: Temporary Justice Minister
  • Part Two:
  • The Legal Revolution -- 6. The Legal Revolution Takes Off -- 7. Undermining the Political System -- 8. Jewish Racists Meet Palestinian Nationalists in the Knesset -- 9. The Supreme Court and Military Service for Yeshiva Students: -- Justiciability and Public Suits -- 10. The Secret Services Affair -- 11. Torture -- 12. The Second Rabin Government and the Oslo Agreements -- 13. The Deri Trial -- 14. The Bar-On-Hebron Affair -- 15. Ehud Barak's Commission of Inquiry -- 16. Protecting Human Rights -- 17. Trespassing on the Executive -- 18. Political Agreements and Prizes -- 19. Interference in Knesset Procedures -- 20. The Supreme Court and the Fight against Terror -- 21. The Court as Legislator and the Wonders of Interpretation -- 22. The Supreme Court Writes a Constitution -- 23. Appointments to the Supreme Court -- 24. The Role of Criminal Law -- 25. Guilty until Proven Innocent -- 26. The Attorney General Reigns Supreme
  • PART Three:
  • Partial Restraint -- 27. The Olmert Government and the Second Lebanon War -- 28. The Olmert Investigations -- 29. War in the Shadow of Criminal Investigations -- 30. The Ramon Trial -- 31. The Decline in the Supreme Court's Standing -- 32. Changes and Reform Proposals -- 33. Changes in the Appointments to the Supreme Court -- 34. Snail-Paced Justice -- 35. The Media Battle -- 36. The Court Today: Moderate Rulings, Radical Principles
Control code
FIEb17866479
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vii, 397 pages
Isbn
9780190278502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)944380173
Label
The purse and the sword : the trials of Israel's legal revolution, Daniel Friedmann ; translated by Haim Watzman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Timeline Chart
  • Introduction -- Part One:
  • The Classical Court -- 1. A State is Born -- 2. To Judge But Not to Rule -- 3. The Attorney General and his Powers -- 4. The Legal System Topples Rabin -- 5. Menachem Begin: Temporary Justice Minister
  • Part Two:
  • The Legal Revolution -- 6. The Legal Revolution Takes Off -- 7. Undermining the Political System -- 8. Jewish Racists Meet Palestinian Nationalists in the Knesset -- 9. The Supreme Court and Military Service for Yeshiva Students: -- Justiciability and Public Suits -- 10. The Secret Services Affair -- 11. Torture -- 12. The Second Rabin Government and the Oslo Agreements -- 13. The Deri Trial -- 14. The Bar-On-Hebron Affair -- 15. Ehud Barak's Commission of Inquiry -- 16. Protecting Human Rights -- 17. Trespassing on the Executive -- 18. Political Agreements and Prizes -- 19. Interference in Knesset Procedures -- 20. The Supreme Court and the Fight against Terror -- 21. The Court as Legislator and the Wonders of Interpretation -- 22. The Supreme Court Writes a Constitution -- 23. Appointments to the Supreme Court -- 24. The Role of Criminal Law -- 25. Guilty until Proven Innocent -- 26. The Attorney General Reigns Supreme
  • PART Three:
  • Partial Restraint -- 27. The Olmert Government and the Second Lebanon War -- 28. The Olmert Investigations -- 29. War in the Shadow of Criminal Investigations -- 30. The Ramon Trial -- 31. The Decline in the Supreme Court's Standing -- 32. Changes and Reform Proposals -- 33. Changes in the Appointments to the Supreme Court -- 34. Snail-Paced Justice -- 35. The Media Battle -- 36. The Court Today: Moderate Rulings, Radical Principles
Control code
FIEb17866479
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vii, 397 pages
Isbn
9780190278502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)944380173

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