The right way to deal with different opinions is by raising counterarguments in the framework of open discussion in the ‘marketplace of ideas’ that characterizes a democratic society… If these bills become law, I won’t be able to defend them against the petitions that will be submitted to the High Court… They deal a harsh blow to a long list of constitutional rights,including freedom of expression, freedom of association and the right to equality
— Proposed legislation to restrict foreign governments’ donations to nongovernmental organizations is unconstitutional, Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein warned this week, and if it passes the Knesset, he will not be prepared to defend it in the High Court of Justice. (via progressiveisrael)

(via progressiveisrael)