Last night, the Supreme Court published its much anticipated decision. According to the decision, despite being under indictment, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be able to form a government. In the unanimous ruling, the court also decided that, “at this time”, it will not interfere with the coalition agreement, notwithstanding its significant legal difficulties.
Prof. Asher Maoz and Prof. Dani Filc will discuss the decision, its significance and what might be coming next, from both a legal and political perspective.
Prof. Asher Maoz is the Founder and Dean of Peres Academic Center Law School. Prior to that he was a professor at Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law. Professor Maoz is the founding editor-in-chief of “Law, Society and Culture” book series. In the past he served as an academic advisor to the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee on adopting a constitution for the State of Israel. He is the author of numerous academic publications.
Prof. Dani Filc is a lecturer at the Department of Politics and Government and the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Ben-Gurion University. He is also a member of the Center for Health, Humanism and Society. His research areas are politics and society in Israel, populism in Israel and worldwide, and health policy. Prof. Filc published several books, among them “Populism and Hegemony” and “The Political Right in Israel”.