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Derailing Democracy? Israel's Plan to Limit Judicial Powers

Just weeks after his return to power, the Netanyahu government threatens democracy.
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About the Episode

Israel’s right-wing legislators have taken aim at the country’s supreme court. Their proposal to overhaul and limit the judiciary has sparked mass protest and debate and could dramatically change the balance of power. Joining Deep Dish from Israel are Times of Israel journalist Tal Schneider and legal scholar Tamar Hostovsky Brandes to examine the judicial reform proposal, its potential impact on political checks and balance, and whether the nation’s democracy is at risk.

About the Experts
Political Correspondent, Times of Israel
Tal Schneider
Tal Schneider is the political and diplomatic correspondent for the Times of Israel, where she reports on the Israeli political scene, Israeli foreign policy, the US-Israel relationship, and Middle East diplomacy. Formally, she was the Maariv correspondent in Washington.
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Senior Lecturer, College of Law, Ono Academic College
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Tamar Hostovsky Brandes is a senior lecturer in the College of Law Faculty at Ono Academic College located in Kiryat Ono, Israel. She teaches and researches in the areas of international and constitutional law, focusing on the intersection between international law and domestic law and on the intersection of law and political theory.
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Brian Hanson
Former Vice President, Studies
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Brian Hanson served as the vice president of studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He managed the Council's research operations and hosted the Council's weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
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