Former Supreme Court Justice Justice Elyakim Rubinstein on Thursday referred to the IDF waves a High Court ruling on the election of a new Knesset chairman, and the outgoing chairman, MK Yuli Edelstein, to resign and not comply. This is a big low, I was surprised. ”
“This is a step up, I do not know if we have reached the bottom, but we have reached a very low level. Such a thing was not. I respect the outgoing chairman of the Knesset, but I was surprised that he conducted so improperly and educationally. Tomorrow a person will get a court ruling and say 'I don't deserve it'. There is no such thing”.
“The court acted correctly,” the retired judge continued. “It has to be decided that the Knesset should function properly and the chairman should be elected, and these things are a very appropriate interpretation of the law.”
Rubinstein said, “The honest and state person would not believe that he would not obey the court's order. When I heard Edelstein's decision, I was surprised. I told him he was debating, that there were pressures and terrible statements by ministers, but I assumed he would eventually reach the desired conclusion. Interpret the law as it understands it. “
Do you think that if the composition was after the verdict it was the same?
“I suppose this is the correct legal result. We are in an emergency, the court should help the Knesset to function. The court is trying to help the Knesset to fulfill its role in accordance with the law. It is not perfect, but the Israeli court is an asset. What they do is a tremendous mistake.”