Minister of Justice Ayelet Shaked attacked Tuesday the High Court of Justice’s (HCJ) Monday decision—in which it ruled that illegal aliens refusing to be transferred to a third African country cannot be detained indefinitely—insisting that the principle of Zionsim will not be subordinated to ‘a universalistic system of individual rights.’
By Gilad Morag and Tova Tzimuki, YNET
In a speech before the Israel Bar Association conference in Tel Aviv, Shaked addressed the hot-button issue of demographics and the Zionist goal of preserving a Jewish majority in Israel at the expense of human rights for asylum seekers, genuine or otherwise.
Ayelet Shaked confers with Chief Justice Miriam Naor (Photo: Yariv Katz)
Her speech was interrupted for several minutes by left-wing protestors who cried, “Thanks to Shaked it’s obvious Israel has apartheid.”
Despite the vitriolic protests of some in the crowds, Shaked promised that “Zionism will not continue bowing its head before a universalistic system of individual rights.”
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