Edit: For those that are not aware of the obvious macro risks of a civil war in Israel:
If this law passes, it is most assuredly going to be struck down by the courts as unconstitutional.
It will then be up to their military to decide - and not all commanders will be in agreement; and of course, not all Americans will be in agreement as to which side our government will support. There is non-zero risk of contagion and if people here don’t think that is macro, then what are any of us doing here?
Well, I was about to make an investment in an Israeli company and due to the current circumstances I have chosen not to make that investment. Civil War is the least problem; the surrounding countries will smell blood in the water and not waste any time in taking action!!
Hyperbole common trash talk in the Middle East. Put on ignore and go about your business quite seriously.
The court will find it unconstitutional because it is. The military will make no decisions at all about taking up arms. There is no reason to. People may pout no one will care. Pouting is not a civil war.
The problem with the original post is this is future political nonsense. This is not enacted. This is pure hyperbole. There is no cause here. Regardless of the red cape being taken out and flashed.
The cultures in the Middle East are mostly all bark no bite compared to European history or current events. The Arabs and Israelis value peace too much to echo European history. If you want to say 'no way"…then start looking at our conflicts…and compare them to ME conflicts. Minor in comparison.
Israel does not have a formal, written, constitution. There are some “basic laws” that have stood for decades, that provide the ground for how things in the country are supposed to operate. According to the Wiki article, a Basic Law enacted in 1992 established the principle of judicial review, but a Basic Law enacted in 2001 overturned the 1992 law and reverted to the 1968 law governing the government. The 2018 “Nation State” law says only Jews have a right to self-determination.
“bills that would allow politicians to appoint all supreme court judges, and an override clause that would mean a simple parliamentary majority could quash the court’s rulings.”
from the OP link
As said that is true in all western democracies.
I like a court that can be swayed. It teaches people to value things besides low taxes. It makes life better for everyone. Not at first. First you have ejits making huge messes. Then everyone learns what is wrong with ejits.
Israel is an unworkable society! The Arabs have lived in Palestine (which includes current Israel) as long as Jews. But in the last 55 years the Jews have kept the Arabs from attaining any freedoms, their lands constantly being stolen, and they are left with poverty, discimination and social segragation.