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Have the Judicial Reform Protests in Israel Crossed the Line?  

By: David Parsons, ICEJ Vice President & Senior Spokesman

The heated dispute in Israel over judicial reforms reached fever pitch this week when a group of IAF pilots announced they would refuse to show up for reserve duty and were quickly backed by every former Israeli air force chief still living today. Given the importance of the Israeli army and especially the air force to Israel’s defense, such protests could seriously hamper the IDF’s capabilities right when Iran is poised to cross the nuclear threshold.

As I suggested back when the new government assumed power last December and made judicial reform its top priority, this bitter battle has quickly made everyone long for the ‘good old days’ of political deadlock and indecisive elections. And now it is even threatening to ruin Israel’s 75th anniversary celebrations.

THE ROILING dispute centers around the Right’s sense that for three decades now Israel’s self-appointed liberal judiciary has over-reached in usurping power over the elected Knesset and government, and the Left’s sense that the government’s package of judicial reforms now being rushed into law are an over-reach in the other direction.

The debate has an added emotional edge due to the fact that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who previously opposed many of these proposed reforms, is rushing ahead to pass them, giving even some on the Right an uneasy feeling it may be to help him gain a personal advantage in his ongoing corruption trials.

No doubt, both sides are playing a game of brinksmanship right now. Even though there is no urgency, Netanyahu’s coalition is trying to push the bills to a final reading and vote before the Knesset takes its Passover break in early April.



Webinar series  9March23
This week’s Current Events Webinar Series hosted by ICEJ Vice President & Senior Spokesman David Parsons featured Yonah J. Bob of The Jerusalem Post discussing: ‘Israel’s divide over Judicial Reforms’ .


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A Short History of Christian Zionism From the Reformation to the Twenty-First Century by Donald M. Lewis  

A Short History of Christian Zionism seeks to bring clarity and context to often-heated discussions. This book is about an idea—namely, that Scripture mandates a Jewish return to the historical region of Palestine—which in turn morphed into a political movement, rallied around a popular slogan (“A country without a nation for a nation without a country”), and eventually contributed to the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948.


Jerusalem Compass 

The ICEJ Store has a wide variety of products available online, making for excellent gift ideas!

The Jerusalem Compass is a unique treasure, developed in Jerusalem and patented in the U.S. Instead of pointing north, this compass only points in the direction of Jerusalem from any point on the globe!

Fashioned from pure solid brass, the lid is deeply embossed in the center with a Jewish Star of David and “Jerusalem” written in Hebrew and English.


A Biblical Mandate

“Comfort, comfort My people!” says your God. Isaiah 40:1
From our Head Office in Jerusalem, the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem impacts communities throughout Israel. The ICEJ also connects with local representation in over 95 countries on six continents worldwide, and our reach spans 170 nations to connect Christians in those countries with Israel.

Join your voice with ours and become part of the Christian witness God is raising up to stand with and bring comfort to Israel today!


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