Israel has no constitution...

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by OPTIONAL777, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. No Constitution?


    Oh well, some are trying:

    Proposed Constitution-based Reform

    In the years since Israel's founding there have been many proposals for a written constitution and for constitution-based reforms in elections. In the current political season, the Yamin Israel party [ ], recently merged with Herut [ ], has made such reforms the major plank of their platform. Professor Paul Eidelberg, President of The Yamin Israel Party and MK candidate on the Herut slate [ ], has written extensively on the constitutional issue and has concrete proposals. He also heads the Foundation for Constitutional Democracy in the Middle East [ ] which advocates such changes for Israel and the Arab countries, although they have little hope for such changes outside of Israel.

    Yamin Israel proposes a Constitutional democracy to replace the present Israeli system -- which they call "anarchy punctuated by oligarchy". Their first reform will be to make Knesset members individually accountable to the voters in regional elections, which they point out is the practice of 75 democratic countries. They advocate a Presidential system to replace the discredited system of multi-party cabinet government. And they propose Presidential nomination and Knesset confirmation of Supreme Court Judges, to make them more sensitive to Jewish concerns and convictions.

    These ideas are new only to Israel. As Eidelberg points out, in the 18th Century the American Federalist papers debated many of the issues of government -- e.g. Alexander Hamilton on the dangers of multi-party cabinets, writing in Federalist 70 -- and specifically warned against many elements of the present Israeli form.

    Since the current system of government in Israel has shown only weakness in dealing with the existential threat of the Palestinian Arabs, not to mention numerous domestic concerns and failures, the January election may find much more support for reforms. Many Israelis and Diaspora Jews yearn for a strong Israel which reflects Jewish ideals and resoluteness in the face of implacable foes in a world that hardly cares. It will likely take many election cycles for these ideas to flourish and gain enough votes to become law, but the process is under way.

    For the Love of Israel,
    Chuck Chriss
    President, JIA
  2. You have no constitution.
  3. No constitution could be by design, and not by accident! Maybe they do not want to be tied to the written, which could be limiting if they were to expand, relocate, or expel the arabs among them.

    Israel is more a theocracy with some democractic practices for the zionists among them.

    Do they consider Talmud and Tannah/torah as their constiution?
  4. Despite what the Proclamation of Independence of the State of Israel states regarding the preparation of a constitution by the Constituent Assembly, Israel has no written constitution in the formal sense, even though it has a constitution in the material sense - in other words, laws and basic rules that lay down the foundations of the system of government and the rights of the individual. Some of these are formulated in basic laws, some are scattered in other laws, and part - at least until the passing of basic laws dealing with human and civil rights - were interpreted and formulated in a series of decision by the Supreme Court.

    There were those who were inclined to view the Proclamation of Independence as a constitution, since it dealt with the foundations of the establishment of the state, its nature, part of its institutions, the principles of its operation and the rights of its citizens. However, in a series of decisions the Supreme Court ruled that the Proclamation of Independence does not have the validity of a constitutional law, and that it is not a supreme law, in light of which laws and regulations that contradict it are nullified. Nevertheless, article 1 of the Basic Law: Human Dignity and Liberty and of the Basic Law: Freedom of Occupation relates to the principles mentioned in the Proclamation of Independence as a normative source. According to this article "the basic human rights in Israel are based on recognition of the value of man, the sanctity of his life and his being free, and they will be respected in the spirit of the principles (mentioned) in the proclamation of the establishment of the State of Israel."
  5. To declare independence you first need to have been colonized. Since there was no colonization of Israel, it follows that there is no Israel that got independence. All there is, is an entity that stole the lands of Pals, and is forcing itself on nations, while it is committing crimes against humanity and war crimes.

    Your nonsense has to stop. People are not stupid.
  6. <i>People are not stupid.</I>

    Oh, yes they are!

    Some are even so ignorant as not to realize that prior to declaring independence, Israel was a British colony for over three decades.
  7. Tresor


    Yes, they are not a real state in the Western sense.
  8. Scores of the Democracy Ranking 2008*

    1 Sweden
    12 United States
    16 France
    17 Spain
    18 Portugal
    19 Italy
    20 Japan
    22 Israel
    24 Hungary
    27 Czech Republic
    30 Greece
    33 Poland
    35 Korea
    46 Singapore

    Israel is #22, not too bad at all for a country that's been at war since it was created and surrounded by 23 states not recognizing its right to exist.
    #10     Nov 8, 2009