When Netanyahu proposed a reform to allow parliament to overturn Israel’s Supreme Court, liberals feared it would lead to the end of the rule of law in Israel. But Israel has never respected the rule of law, and liberals within the country ensured this.
Jacob Batinga is a writer, human rights activist, and JD candidate at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, concentrating on issues related to economic coercion, the arms trade, and international law.
Less than a week after two earthquakes killed 35,000 people, the Turkish government resumed bombing Kurdish forces in Syria. Now President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is spending $20 billion on F-16 jets — money that would be better spent on earthquake aid.