Two Israels face off as justice overhaul deepens the divide

March 08, 2023

For them, weakening the Supreme Court would undermine the bedrock of Israel's democracy and could set the country on the path to becoming a corrupt and religiously coercive state. In 2020, the Supreme Court struck down a law that had retroactively legalised homes built by settlers on land owned by Palestinians, like Amona. The Supreme Court did not respond to a request for comment. "This country is changing from being democratic, liberal to a very religious country," said former commando Itzhak Aviram. "The Supreme Court has challenged parliament time and again, playing politics, not nicely."