Glick takes Attorney-General Meni Mazuz to task for his decision to undermine the JNF, effectively nationalizing all its land:
The law states that lands owned by the JNF - a privately owned and funded trust - are to be administered in accordance with the JNF's charter. Mazuz decided that from now on, the ILA will ignore the JNF's charter and administer its lands in the same manner as it administers state-owned lands.
The JNF was founded at the dawn of modern Zionism for the purpose of raising money from Jews in the Diaspora and in Israel to buy lands in the Land of Israel for Jewish settlement. Its charter stipulates that JNF lands are to be used specifically for Jewish settlement. Stemming from this, it was agreed in 1960 that the ILA would only lease JNF land - which comprises some 13 percent of the total land in Israel - to Jews.
Gordon, meanwhile, notes that Israel's High Court has taken another bold step towards limiting the right of the public to choose its own leaders, this time indicating that officeholders can be disqualified based on public statements which call their moral judgment into question:
Last week, the High Court of Justice abolished freedom of speech for senior government officials and replaced it with an Orwellian Thought Police. The justices declared themselves empowered to oust or deny promotion to any official whose public statements fail to meet their standards of morality and good taste.
Why don't we just dissove the state and replace it with a benevolent dictatorship of philosopher-kings with advanced law degrees? The result would be the same.