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“Israel is threatened with a journey into darkness”

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“To attack the Supreme Court is to attack what constitutes the very essence of Judaism and the State of Israel.” In a recorded message, senior lawyer Robert Badinter, a law professor and former justice minister known for his advocacy of the abolition of the death penalty, intervened on Monday, March 27 during a major conference organized in the European Parliament in favor of Israel. Democratic by the JCall (European Jew Call to Reason) group of European Jewish associations.

This is the first time that this famous lawyer has taken the floor to comment on Israeli politics. Because the hour is dangerous. As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his far-right allies try to rein in the Supreme Court, the only bulwark against executive power in the absence of a constitution, the voices of Jews are being heard around the world. Including French voices.

In front of dozens of European parliamentarians and a hundred left-wing Jewish activists from Belgium and France, dozens of personalities spoke: the philosopher Alain Finkelkraut, the journalist and essayist Anne Sinclair, the rabbi of the Masoretic movement Rivon Krieger, and the lawyer Patrick Klugman. , historian and former ambassador Elie Barnavi, singer Noa, general secretary of JCall David Chemla, former European Parliament and journalist Bernard Guetta – host of the evening – or even, from afar, sociologist Dominique Sh

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