Democracy in Danger?

Israel’s deficit of checks & balances could get even worse if the so-called “Override Law” comes into effect. The incoming government is slated to approve a law in which a 61 Knesset majority could override any Supreme Court ruling. What this would do is give a ruling coalition unchecked power over the country, and will render any protection of minorities useless. Dan Yakir, chief legal counsel for the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, called the override law a “fatal blow” that would render the courts useless. It would also keep them from being able to defend human rights and minorities. Please pray for Israel’s incoming government, for wisdom and courage to honor Israel’s democratic history. Please pray that our governing officials will have the integrity to govern for the people and not for themselves. Lastly, please pray for God’s mercy on Israel in these trying times.

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