There are protests in Israel against the government’s attempt to curb the power of Israel’s Supreme Court (ref. 1). The demonstrations have repeated regularly for several weeks now. Some of the protesters have even resorted to violence (ref. 2).
Many Israelis are claiming that Benjamin Netanyahu and his far-right coalition are trying to undermine “democracy”, and that Israel is at risk of turning into a “dictatorship” (ref. 1).
Nothing can be further from the truth.
First of all, Israel’s current form of government is essentially a Westminster system. This is something that was bequeathed to Israel by the British Empire. Under such a system, the parliament, known in Israel as the “Knesset”, must be supreme. After all, members of parliament, or in Israel’s case, members of the Knesset, are elected by the people, and the government of the day is the coalition in parliament that controls the majority of votes.
Arguably, Israel’s unicameral legislature is more democratic than Australia’s bicameral legislature. Senators of Australia’s upper house are elected in a different and less stringent way than MPs of the lower house. This famously prompted one Australian PM to describe senators as “unrepresentative swill”. In the UK, it is different yet, because members of the House of Lords are almost always appointed, and often on the basis of aristocratic blood. But then again, the United Kingdom is not actually a democracy but a kingdom: the power of royal prerogative and all that.
In Australia, the Senate has only ever served a purpose when it blocked supply so that the CIA could instruct a Governor General, who happened to be a sycophant of America, to overthrow an elected Labor government during the Cold War that dared to try to shutter the American spy base Pine Gap. Otherwise, it has had no function at all, for anyone. It continues to be an utter waste of taxpayer money.
Anyway, returning to the point I was making, in a Westminster system, if there is to be a democracy, there must be Parliamentary supremacy, sometimes called Parliamentary sovereignty.
If, however, the highest court in the land – in Israel, the Supreme Court – can revoke legislation and sometimes even dictate government policy, then democracy is an illusion. The situation is made worse by the fact that the judges of Israel’s Supreme Court are appointed by a nine-member committee, which the government of the day and therefore the people have little influence over.
Netanyahu’s reforms would give the government more representation on the nine-member committee.
Netanyahu also wants the Knesset to have the right to annul Supreme Court decisions. After all, the legislature has always been able to overrule the judiciary because the legislature can always legislate new bills leaving less or even no scope for misinterpretation.
Parliament’s supremacy should be clearer still when there is no constitution, which is the case in Israel.
To my mind, the protesters are driven by evil spirits. Apparently, Likud Communications Minister Shlomo Karhi shares this view because he said recently about IDF reservists that have thrown in their lot with the protesters that they can “go to hell” (ref. 3).
Some of the protesters not only want Netanyahu to back down, but suddenly also an American-style constitution and bill of rights.
Incidentally, enshrined in the US constitution is the idea of freedom of religion. The First Amendment, which begins “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” before mentioning “freedom of speech” and the rest is actually about protecting Babylon’s “spiritual fornication” rather than freedom of speech or anything like that.
With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication… And upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery, Bayblon the Great, The Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the EarthRevelation 17:2-5
So, when an American president swears to serve and protect the US constitution, he is actually swearing to serve and protect worshippers of the Devil and his angels.
In a Westminster system, the judiciary should never be in a position to decide on government policy. That sort of thing would mean a star chamber of sorts with political power.
Worse, it would be an occult star chamber. You see, the building of Israel’s Supreme Court was funded by the devilishly wealthy Rothchilds family. It is replete with occult and Masonic symbolism (ref. 4). From the lobby, there are 30 steps to reach the top, and then 3 floors after that. There are 33 degrees in Freemasonry. On the roof of the building, there is even a pyramid with the so-called all-seeing-eye, the same that appears on the US one dollar bill.
With all that in mind, there should be no doubt that judicial appointments to Israel’s Supreme Court are more or less controlled by the forces of evil – what the Bible describes as “spiritual wickedness in high places” (ref. Ephesians 6:12).
Therefore, what Netanyahu is trying to do with these reforms is give power back to the people of Israel.
Concerning Israel’s Knesset, in Genesis 49, it is prophesied that before the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, Israel is to be governed by “lawgivers”, that is to say, a legislature.
The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh [metaphor for Jesus Christ] come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.Genesis 49:10
There is nothing here about the Supreme Court being more powerful than the Knesset.
About Genesis 49:10, notice also that at the First Coming of the Son of man, the sceptre, representing kingly rule, did depart from Judah. Herod was the king of the Jews at the time of the birth of the Son of man in Bethlehem. Herod was a puppet king of Judea for Rome, but a king nonetheless. Upon Herod’s death, Judea was divided and none of Herod’s successors were in any way kingly rulers. Instead, the provinces were ruled in effect by Roman prefects such as Pontius Pilate.
Furthermore, notice at the Second Coming of the Son of man, the lawgivers of Judah, referring to the Knesset, will likewise depart from Judah. The Knesset will depart, as in give way to a new system of government, because, after the day of the LORD, Israel will become the kingdom of God, with Jesus Christ sitting in person on the throne as King.
And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.Luke 1:31-33
The prophecy of Genesis 49:10 continues, when Israel’s Shiloh arrives, the people of Israel shall gather unto him, rather than to the Knesset, which by the way literally means “assembly” or “gathering”.
At that time, Jesus Christ, the King of Israel, who is also the creator or God himself, will be the supreme political authority and also the law.
And many people [from elsewhere] shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.Isaiah 2:3
1. Emily Rose (5 March 2023), “Israelis rally again against government’s judicial overhaul”, reuters.com
2. “Violence and arrests during a Tel Aviv protest over Israel’s judicial overhaul”, youtube.com/watch?v=JD8bHpP4enQ
3. Times of Israel (7 March 2023), “You can go to hell, Likud minister tells IDF reservists protesting judicial overhaul”, timesofisrael.com
4. Gil Ronen (26 August 2013), “Supreme Court Built to Masonic Guidelines?”, israelnationalnews.com