Why is the override clause at the heart of the forthcoming coalition’s agenda and how does this relate to civil rights in Israel? Professor Suzie Navot, vice president of the Israel Democracy Institute, explains the role of the Supreme Court in Israel’s democratic system in just over two minutes.

Want to learn more? In this edited transcript of her conversation with BICOM director Richard Pater, Navot argues that judicial reforms proposed by the right-wing bloc—to Knesset override of the Supreme Court, executive immunity, and the appointment of judges—threaten Israeli democracy and the already fragile separation of powers.

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