Constitution of Israel
There is no Constitution of Israel. Instead of a formal written constitution and in accordance with the 1948 Harari Decision (החלטת הררי) adopted during the Israeli Constituent Assembly, the State of Israel has enacted several Basic Laws of Israel dealing with the government arrangements and human rights. The Israeli Supreme Court President Aharon Barak ruled that the Basic Laws should be considered the state's constitution, and that has become the common approach throughout his tenure. Opponents of this approach include Barak's colleague, Judge of the Supreme Court Mishael Cheshin[clarification needed].
The purpose of the Constituent Assembly initially was to enact a constitution for Israel by the 1 October 1948 but they failed to do so.
Various bodies in Israel have called for the enactment of a formal constitution to be contained in one document, and have submitted ideas and drafts for consideration.
- The Constitution - posted on the Knesset website
- Constitution - posted on the Jewish Virtual Library
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