Emanuel Gross, Professor of Law at the University of Haifa and Netanya Academic College, stressed that the “attempts made by the Minister of Justice (Ayelet Shaked of the Jewish Home Party) to pull out the carpet from under the High Court of Justice pose a grave danger to democracy in Israel”. In a statement he made to Ynetnews on 16 September 2017, Gross said that “any enlightened democratic system gives its high court the power to check its laws and examine how constitutional they are.

The Regional Unit for Combating Corruption and Organised Crime (Lahav 433) of the Israeli Police has recently extended investigations into corruption cases. The primary suspect in two of three cases is the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. In the third case, corruption suspicions surround confidantes of Netanyahu.
The three cases are as follows:

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The Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies (MADAR) is an independent research centre specialising in Israeli affairs, based in Ramallah, Palestine. MADAR was established in 2000 by a group of Palestinian intellectuals and academics, including the late poet Mahmoud Darwish, Dr. Lily Feidy, Dr. Ali Jarbawi, Dr. Ahmad Harb, Mr. Walid Al-Ahmad and Mr. Akram Haniyyeh. The centre was registered as a not-for-profit organisation with the Palestinian Ministry of Interior, and obtained a research centre’s operational licensing from the Palestinian Ministry of Information.