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Interview with Ayelet Shaked: “I’m a sort of bridge between sectors.”

Q: You, with no legal education, found yourself facing off on the most fundamental issues with legal giants like Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit or Chief Justice Esther Hayut. How did you do it?

“I think that for someone who studied electrical engineering and computer science, the law is much less complicated. It can be studied. I also knew what I didn’t know. I had a huge debate with them about the nation-state law. Everyone knows my position: if the Supreme Court decides to intervene in basic laws, it will be an earthquake to governance. I said that on the record, as justice minister. I think that the Supreme Court has no authority to revoke basic laws. I published a memo about Basic Law: The Government, and it notes that the Supreme Court cannot intervene in basic laws.”

Read the full interview in Israel Hayom