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Suspension of Israel’s democracy?

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Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chats with members of his Party during a meeting in the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem

Published: 20 February 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Does Israel's new 'suspension bill' suppress democracy? – Mazal Mualem – Al-Monitor 17.02.16
While PM Netanyahu hails the ‘suspension bill’ authorising Knesset to suspend Knesset members in certain cases, critics say it is anti-democratic.
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Bill to suspend legislators is the suspension of Israeli democracy – Haaretz Editorial 17.02.16
The bill, which targets Arab lawmakers, is another link in the chain of legislation that reflects a narrow and feeble concept of democracy as majority rule and nothing more.

Israeli democracy on the brink
February 16, 2016


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