Israel’s Low Court of Justice helps perpetuate the occupation - Opinion - Israel News | Haaretz
by Gideon Levy
Behold the most recent rulings by the fortress of Israeli justice. The so-called Anti-Boycott Law was approved in principle, as was the prohibition against Palestinian security prisoners studying behind bars. And for dessert, the state can continue confiscating Palestinian assets in Jerusalem simply because the owners are in the West Bank. We’re talking about heinous injustice, utter inequality before the law and glaring nationalism.
This is the court’s typical rubber stamp for the security apparatus. In such a situation, what do we have a High Court for? In practice, its damage outweighs its use. So maybe we should stop petitioning it on issues of the occupation.
According to the wind blowing through the High Court, it’s now prohibited to fight the occupation using the most legitimate means — a boycott. To provide a foundation for its rulings, the court needs to quote from the Passover Haggadah. The honorable justices found no better justification for a situation where it’s permitted to preach and confiscate everything but the products of injustice.