Monday, March 30, 2020

2020-03-30 Netanyahu’s agenda for a new government: Annexation of Palestine with US consent?

Netanyahu’s agenda for a new government: Annexation of Palestine with US consent?
Dispute over such agenda is reportedly delaying the formation of a new government.
Tel-Aviv, March 30 – negotiations continue today for the formation of a new governing coalition in Israel. According to commentator Amit Segal, the top dispute, delaying such negotiations, is Netanyahu’s demand that the new government’s agenda formally include annexation (“imposing sovereignty” in Israeli parlance) of Palestine pursuant to US consent.
2020-03-30  – commentator Amit Segal: “The negotiations between Likud [Netanyahu’s party] and Blue and White [what used to be Gantz’s party, now broken apart] is stuck: Gantz objects to imposing sovereignty pursuant to US consent...”
Amit Segal is one of the most influential journalists in Israel today. He is considered a channel for Netanyahu’s PR messages and spins.
The demand for immediate annexation of Palestine grew directly out of the late January publication of the Trump-Netanyahu plan, which was a blatant US intervention in favor of Netanyahu in the Israeli early March election. [i] International support for the plan is close to none. And in practice, such plan would transform Israel into a state that is much closer to formal apartheid. Those who support annexation have never intended for Palestinians to gain citizenship and voting rights -- otherwise, they would erase the clear Jewish majority. Partly for such reasons, annexation of Palestine is viewed by many in Israel as a looming disaster.
However, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman has been encouraging annexation for a while. [ii]
2019-06-08 Peace Now NGO: “With friends like US Ambassador Friedman, who needs enemies?! Today the NYT had published Friedman’s support for annexation of parts of the West Bank. Any reasonable person realizes that annexation would lead the entire region to disaster and threaten the existence of Israel as a Jewish democratic state. Friedman is a Trojan horse...”
In the immediate aftermath of the publication of the Trump-Netanyahu plan Friedman generated the expectation of immediate annexation, contradicting the White House, and requiring a “clarifications” a few days later. [iiiRegardless, his conduct galvanized the settlers – the hard core of Netanyahu’s base.
Such expectations should be considered key factor in the recent, unprecedented violence by settlers against IDF, and a key factor in the recent breakdown of any norms of legitimate, “constitutional” (in a nation with no constitution) conduct by the three branches of government in Israel. [ivv]
Otherwise, many commentators agree that the main, and possibly only motive for Netanyahu’s conduct is entirely different – avoiding criminal prosecution on charges of bribes, deceit and breach of trust and the likely prison sentence. In the process, Netanyahu is willing to dismantle any remaining semblance of a democratic regime in Israel. [vivii]
Commentator Amit Segal himself has repeatedly expressed similar opinions over the past year - that Netanyahu’s prosecution wouldn’t and shouldn’t be allowed to proceed, since it would cause breakdown of the Israeli regime.

2019-11-21 - commentator Amit Segal: “Two trains, which have been running fast towards each other for over 3.5 years, have frontally collided this evening: The legal [train] of Defendant Netanyahu and the political [train] of Prime Minister Netanyahu. The timing is terrible. Israel is anyway stuck in a dead end. Since the indictment wouldn’t disappear, and Netanyahu does not plan on disappearing, what is required is a kuntz, and now. Otherwise we would be catapulted into very difficult years.”
Therefore, regardless of whether Netanyahu is genuinely planning an immediate annexation of Palestine, or whether annexation is only part of the kuntz, which would allow him to avoid prosecution, the dynamics are such, that it promoted the breakdown of the “constitutional” order, and led Israel closer to an authoritarian, far-right regime.
It should be noted that under the pretext of fighting Corona, two weeks ago Netanyahu formally and openly permitted the Shin-Bet to engage in totalitarian digital spying on all residents of Israel. [viiiConsequently, security affairs journalist Ronen Bergman published last week an investigative report, exposing the Shin-Bet’s “Tool” - a huge digital surveillance database of all residents of Israel. [ixSome commentators appeared surprise… And today, Defense Minister Nafatali Bennett announced a new initiative for fighting the Corona epidemic, combining the skill of NGO (cyber spying firm - infamous for its alleged involvement in Khashoggi’s murder and in assisting dictatorial regimes world-wide) and IDF Unit 8200 (the Israeli NSA-equivalent - infamous for its role in oppressing and abusing Palestinians). The project would involve combining the large surveillance database with big data/AI technologies in generating the “Corona-meter”, which would generate predictive grades for each Israeli’s infection risk, and trigger preventive measures against high-risk individuals. [x] Apparently, it is the same approach, which is used by the such entities in systems which are used to suppress opposition to authoritarian and dictatorial regimes.
Needless to say, establishment and support of authoritarian far-right regimes is an American tradition in various nations and continents since WWII. The unique feature in Israel is the implementation under such circumstances of the advanced model - a digital-totalitarian regime.
i Trump's Middle East peace plan: 'Deal of the century' is huge gamble
ii David Friedman gave Netanyahu half a nod for West Bank annexation. What happens next?
iii Clarifying, US envoy Friedman cautions Israel against ‘unilateral’ annexation
ix “The Tool” is exposed: The secretive Shin-Bet database, which collects your SMS messages, phone conversations and location
x The system that would display the level of exposure to the virus: Bennet presents the ‘Corona-meter”

2020-04-02 UPDATE Negotiations for a new government are stalling.  Senior journalist Raviv Drucker has reported today: “...also the dispute over annexation [of Palestine] has not been resolved yet. It’s moving in the direction of shortening the date – from six months to four months [since establishing the new government] Netanyahu would be permitted to advance it, provided that US consent is granted....”


Saturday, March 28, 2020

2020-03-28 Israel – the regime has been transformed into a criminal parody

There is no plausible explanation for the dramatic events of the past 3 days, where Gantz, the narrow majority leader, purportedly committed to fight Netanyahu's corruption, yielded and joined Netanyahu to form a new government.
Tel-Aviv, March 28 - the past 3 days have left all in Israel stunned. Today, Saturday, we are informed that the new emerging coalition, again headed by Netanyahu, and joined by opposition leader Benny Gantz (Blue and White party), is considering a bill to allow criminally indicted persons to be appointed government ministers. [iSuch bill is intended to personally serve Netanyahu, who was indicted in three separate matters on bribes, deceit, and breach of trust. The central theme in Gantz's election campaign was fighting the corrupt Netanyahu government...
On Wednesday, Israel appeared on the brink of total chaos, and concerns of eruption of violence were mounting , after Interim Knesset Chair Yuli Edelstein (of Netanyahu's Likud party), defying Supreme Court decision, refused to convene the Knesset and allow the election of a new permanent Chair to replace him. Edelstein resigned instead, intending to leave the Knesset in limbo for at least a few days. [ii]

2020-03-25, 1:33 pm - renowned journalist Attila Somfalvi : "People, aren't you afraid of the eruption of a civil war? Aren't you concerned of the eruption of violence? What the hell is going on?
The main concern remains of violence by the settlers, who are effectively organized as armed militias, and who would not hesitate to act violently, if so ordered by their rabbis (who are on state payroll!). The settlers, encouraged by US Ambassador David Friedman, are expecting immediate annexation of major parts of Palestine, following the late January announcement of Trump's "Deal of the Century". Trump's announcement (unworthy and far-fetched as it was) also amounts to a blatant intervention in favor of Netanyahu in the early March general election in Israel. However, the settlers' expectations were dashed following the outcome of the early March general election and Netanyahu's apparent loss of power. A Gantz led government could have agreed to concessions to the Palestinians in the West Bank.

2020-03-25 3:38 PM B'tselem, human rights NGO reports serious overnight vandalism by settlers against Palestinians in the West Bank, 'expressing "the promise", which was written on a wall in Kafr Yasuf [Palestinian village south of Nablus-jz]: "Judea and Samaria means war"'. “Judea and Samaria” are the Israeli right-wing names for the West Bank Palestinian territories.
The calming response to Somfalvi came only 12 hours later, after midnight (early Thursday), from Netanyahu's cabinet minister and settlers' leader Bezalel Smotrich.
2020-03-26, 1:20 am - settlers' leader, Minister Bezalel Smotrich re-tweets Somfalvi and responds: "There shall be no civil war!"
By that time, however, the tables had turned through a sequence of events that makes no sense at all. Netanyahu was again in position to head the new government – his 5th.
On Wednesday, immediately following Edelstein's resignation, petition were filed in the Supreme Court, claiming contempt of the Court by Edelstein and seeking remedies. Indeed, after midnight (early Thursday) the Supreme Court rendered a decision, which in itself was unprecedented. The Supreme Court avoided imposing any sanctions on Edelstein for defying its previous decision, but denounced Edelstein's conduct 'an unprecedented violation of the rule of law'. At the same time, the Supreme Court decision appointed a new Interim Knesset Chair (a member of the newly elected narrow majority, headed by Gantz) and ordered him to convene the Knesset on the very same day, Thursday, to elect its new permanent Chair. Such decision was not only of dubious foundation in the law, it also amounted to a major breach of the separation of powers, where the Supreme Court effectively took over the management of the legislature. Moreover, according to Israeli law, the resignation of Interim Chair Edelstein took effect only 48 hours after its submission, and therefore, the Supreme Court's decision effectively generated a situation, where two Interim Knesset Chairs held office at the same time. [iii]
The Supreme Court decision appeared as a victory for Gantz's narrow majority, and its expected outcome was the election on Thursday of a new Knesset Chair by the new narrow majority. However, by mid morning Thursday it turned out that the outcome was the exact opposite. It turned out that the night hours, gained by Edelstein's maneuver, obviously coordinated with Netanyahu, were sufficient to somehow convince Gantz, head of Blue and White party, to cut a deal with Netanyahu to join a new coalition, headed by Netanyahu, and break down his own party Blue and White in the process. Once the Knesset was convened on Thursday, as ordered by the Supreme Court, Gantz, who even today (Saturday) still holds the mandate to form the new government, was elected the new Knesset Chair through the support of Netanyahu's Likud party and its partners. I.e., the lawfully designated head of the executive branch was elected the new head of the legislature. [iv]
Thursday's news left Gantz's party leaders and their voters stunned and furious. Gantz was denounced as a traitor by those who had been his closest associates just 24 hours earlier.

2020-03-26 5:44 PM - Yair Golan, Blue and White party MK, retired IDF Deputy Chief of Staff: "Benny Gantz has displayed despicable leadership, second to none. Our voters despise his, and justly so. Anybody who joins him in serving the government to a corrupt leader on a silver platter would be blamed for eternity."
Nevertheless, Gantz was congratulated for his election as Knesset Chair by none other than Edelstein - the Interim Knesset Chair, still lawfully in office...

2020-03-26 6:34 PM - Interim Knesset Chair Yuli Edelstein: "I congratulate Benny Gantz, the new Knesset Chair. Benny, I wish you joy in your new position,  but only for a short time..."
Edelstein's strange congratulation apparently referred to the underlying scheme: Gantz would remain in his office of Knesset Chair only for a short time.  Eventually, Gantz would be appointed Deputy Prime Minister in a new Netanyahu government, would resign from his position as Knesset Chair, and Edelstein would be re-elected Knesset Chair. Therefore, Gantz was intended only as a place holder for a couple of weeks. Needless to day, the re-election of Edelstein as Knesset Chair, with Gantz’s support, following Edelstein’s conduct this past week, would amount to another blatant blow to the rule of law.
Gantz's two major partners, Bogie Yaalon and Yair Lapid were apparently left out of Gantz's overnight dealings with Netanyahu, and refused to join him as turncoats. Therefore, Blue and White party was split and its power base in the Knesset vanished.

2020-03-26 8:44 PM IDF Radio: "MK Bogie Yaalon in a joint declaration with MK Yair Lapid: Gantz's agreement to join a Netanyahu government is inexplicable and disappointing. It tramples any norm."
Regardless, Gantz managed to sway with him over 10 members of the Blue and White party, enough to secure a Knesset majority for Netanyahu. It appears that as part of such deal, each and every one of the defectors would be appointed minister (some perhaps “minister without portfolio”) in a bloated government with 30 ministers...

2020-03-26 9:12 PM - Yariv Oppenheimer, prominent left-wing figure, former "Peace Now" CEO: "Shell-shocked nation"
On Friday, Haaretz columnist Chemi Shalev wrote: "there is no doubt that over the past few weeks Gantz committed one of the greatest fraud in Israeli politics." [v]
And yet, even today, Saturday, newly elected Knesset Chair Gantz has not returned his mandate as Prime Minister designate to the President.
It appears that one key problem remains: Netanyahu's indictment on charges of bribes, deceit and breach of trust, pertaining to his conduct as Prime Minister during his previous terms as prime minister"
The issue, whether the President may offer the mandate of prime minister designate to a person, who is criminally indicted on such charges, was the subject of petitions to the Supreme Court a few weeks ago as well. However, at that time the Supreme Court refused to rule on the matter, reasoning that it was "theoretical".
Early next week, remaining factions of Blue and White party plan on attempting to pass a bill that would explicitly prohibit the President from giving the mandate of prime minister designate to a criminally indicted person. Gantz had repeatedly announced such intention over the past several weeks, in his previous role as Blue and White leader. Blue and White, still headed by Gantz, still planned on voting on such bill last Wednesday. That plan was apparently a key reason for Edelstein's maneuver. [vi]
However, in a bizarre turn of events, today, Saturday afternoon, journalists claim that Netanyahu and Gantz are planning an opposing bill, which absurdly would explicitly permit the appointment of criminally indicted ministers.

2020-03-28 3:41 PM columnist Gur Megiddo: 'Resilience for Israel [Gantz's faction following the break down of Blue and White – jz] is negotiating possible support for enactment of a Base Law that would permit the appointment of criminally indicted ministers. Response: "We don't comment on details of the negotiations".
Needless to say, enactment of such law with Gantz's support would not only be an absurd, it would also transform the Israeli regime into a criminal parody.
The new Netanyahu-Gantz bill, if enacted, would surely be the subject of new petitions to the Supreme Court. However, that is likely to lead to a new "constitutional crisis".
Over its 72 year history, the State of Israel has failed to write a  formal constitution through a process similar to constitutional convention, although its 1948 Declaration of Independence stated that a constitution would be written within half a year. Over the past 30 years, the Supreme Court has claimed that it holds the authority to declare laws, which are enacted by the Knesset "unconstitutional". However, Netanyahu's camp does not accept that notion"
In short, the crisis isn't over yet.
The most likely scenario is that the justice system, now crippled, would simply eliminate the indictments against Netanyahu and his partners.  Following Gantz’s defection, on Thursday Haaretz editor Aluf Ben wrote: "Soon the indictments would probably be thrown to the garbage..." [vii]
In the meanwhile, an unprecedented attack by settlers on IDF took place on Thursday evening.

2020-03-26 11:04 PM - military affairs reporter Or Heller: "Very serious incident this evening in Yitzhar settlement in Samaria: Masked settlers through 4-5 fire bombs on IDF vehicle" The vehicle caught fire, but the fire was extinguished" "
As usual, the Shin-Bet, which is very effective in preventing such terrorist acts by Palestinians, is unlikely to find the perpetrators.
The Shin-Bet, which has recently been openly authorized by Netanyahu to spy on all resident of Israel under emergency Corona- related regulations (bypassing lawful Knesset approval), also maintains a dubious role in a series of events over the past year, particularly related to alleged cyber criminality, which allegedly undermined the integrity of the 3 general elections.
Since Gantz's total change of heart in the night between Wednesday and Thursday remains entirely inexplicable, rumors have in the meanwhile spread that he is the victim of extortion by Netanyahu, perhaps related to hacking of his personal cell phone. The hacking was attributed to the Iranians, but rumored to be the handiwork of Israelis. [viii]
Claims of criminal cyber activity by Netanyahu's camp over the 3 election campaigns of the past 12 months have been repeatedly raised. The latest case involved specific allegations of cyber spying on Gantz, orchestrated by a person, who operated out of Netanyahu's personal counsel's office and who employed a "Cyber front company". [ix] None of it has been apparently investigated by law enforcement.  The authority to investigate such matters is vested in the Shin-Bet. Then again, the Shin-Bet is under Netanyahu's direct control.
It appears that Ed Snowden's promise is fulfilled -  that the notorious Israeli specialty of criminal cyber activity, under state patronage, would come home to roost. [x]


ivElected Knesset speaker by right wing, Gantz heads for government with Netanyahu
vExactly when Netanyahu’s end appeared close, Gantz offered him the ventilator
viiNetanyahu laughs last: Gantz transformed from an alternative government into Erdogan's deputy
xIsraeli tech helped Saudis kill journalist, Snowden tells Tel Aviv confab
Snowden tells Tel Aviv conference Israel cyber firm linked to Khashoggi killing
2020-03-28 Netanyahu: "I thank US President Donald Trump, who called me to congratulate me on formation of a government headed by me..."
White House official announcement of the phone call makes no mention of such congratulations, and congratulations on putative future government are not the common protocol... However, it is obvious that US President supports the formation of a right-wing authoritarian regime in Israel (and elsewhere), and that Netanyahu is using such support as part of his campaign. 
2020-03-29 8:20 PM - columnist Shemuel Meir: "It turns out that one of the dispute issues, which delays agreement on the formation of a new Netanyahu-Gantz government, is Netanyahu's insistence on including annexation of the West Bank as part of the new government agenda..."

Friday, March 27, 2020

2020-03-27 מול משטר מושחת, מול הקורונה - אנו עומדים איתן!

אנו, אנו עומדים איתן
אנו, אנו עומדים איתן
כעץ שתול על פלגי מים
אנו עומדים איתן

מול משטר מושחת אנו עומדים איתן
מול משטר מושחת אנו עומדים איתן
כעץ שתול על פלגי מים
אנו עומדים איתן

מול הקורונה אנו עומדים איתן
מול הקורונה אנו עומדים איתן
כעץ שתול על פלגי מים
אנו עומדים איתן

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

2020-03-25 [Videos] Collapse of the Israeli regime - dancing in Jerusalem

 [Videos] Collapse of the Israeli regime - dancing in Jerusalem
"This is a regime change in real time."
Jerusalem, March 25 - the crisis, which has been brewing for several years, is now boiling over, thanks to the Corona crisis. [1]
Interim Knesset Chair Yuli Edelstein resigned today, refusing to permit holding a seating of the Knesset to elect the permanent new Chair, defying a Supreme Court edict.
Reporter Tal Schneider: "Knesset Chair Edelstein resigned and adjourned the Knesset until Monday, March 30, would not permit election of a new Chair".
Edelstein's attempt to lock up the Knesset failed, when MKs of the newly elected narrow majority refused to leave the Knesset. [2] MKs remaining locked inside, with Knesset Guard and Israel Police outside, hundreds of law abiding, non-violent, unarmed demonstrators are partying their protest outside the main gate.
Hundreds of other protesters are holding up in front of the Supreme Court, where a hearing is conducted this evening in a contempt process against Edelstein.
The main demands of the protesters is convening the Knesset today, voting a new a permanent Chair into office, and then voting on a bill to prohibit a Defendant in criminal prosecution on corruption charges from being appointed the new prime minister...
In the meanwhile, the Interim Netanyahu government again issued this afternoon emergency regulations, bypassing Knesset approval, further restricting movement, and giving the "Mossad-War Room" and Shin-Bet wide ranging "Top Secret" authorities, in a purported effort to combat the epidemic...
Attorney Yoval Yoaz, commenting on Journalist Barak Ravid's English, post wrote: "When you read it in English, you realize this is not "like" a regime change. This is a regime change in real time."
You my call it "collapse of the regime", "constitutional crisis" (in a nation with no constitution), "social disintegration", or "loss of social contract". Regardless of the academic designation, it it obvious that the regime has entered a period of catastrophic instability.
A main concern is the potential eruption of violence, given the large number of armed civilians, mostly settlers. The publication of the long forgotten Trump's "Deal of the Century" prior to the latest (3rd within a year), early March general election led them to believe that major parts of the Palestinian territories would have been annexed by now. It should be considered a serious intervention in internal Israeli affairs. With the passage of time, it would probably be judged that together with the conduct of Adviser Jared Kushner, Middle East Envoy Greenblatt , and Ambassador David Friedman it affected destabilization of the Israeli political system and the lawful regime.
[1] "Not every regime succumbs to Corona, but Israel's is in the high-risk group"
[2] Knesset Speaker Resigns, Subverts High Court Ruling to Hold Vote on His Replacement

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

2020-03-24 משמרת מחאה: דורשים שקיפות, חקירת אמת ומיצוי הדין עם השופטים

■ משמרת מחאה: דורשים שקיפות, חקירת אמת ומיצוי הדין עם השופטים ■
~~ המחאה תתקיים תוך שמירה מוקפדת על תקנות הקורונה ~~~
יום שלישי, 24 למרץ, 2020, 10:30 -11:30
איפה: בכניסה לבית המשפט המחוזי, וייצמן 1, תל-אביב
© שופטים לא מעל לחוק! ©
* דורשים החלטה בדבר כתב אישום נגד השופטת אתי כרייף ואפי נוה בפרשת מין תמורת מינוי, על פי המלצת המשטרה!
* דורשים חקירת אמת של פרשת אפי נוה והשופט איתן אורנשטיין, והשעייתו עד תום החקירה.
* דורשים חקירת אמת של אוסף הפרשות וחשיפת האמת ביחס להתנהלות הוועדה לבחירות שופטים.
יש לחקור חקירת אמת, להעמיד לדין כראוי, ולמצות את הדין במקרים של שוחד, מרמה, הפרת אמונים - שופטים המנצלים את כוח השררה לצרכים עברייניים.
צווי איסור הפרסום על החומרים מהניידים של יו"ר לשכת עורכי הדין לשעבר אפי נוה הוסרו חלקית. מידע נוסף דולף כל הזמן... ידוע מתוך הדלפות מחומרי הניידים של אפי נוה על:
*חשדות של "דילים אסורים" (עסקאות שוחד) ביחס ל'שופט הרם' שופט בית המשפט העליון יוסף אלרון (בקשר להכשלת מועמדים בבחינות לשכת עורכי הדין),
* חשדות של "דילים אסורים" (עסקאות שוחד) ביחס ל'שופט הבכיר' נשיא בית המשפט המחוזי ת"א איתן אורנשטיין (בקשר ל"נזיקיסטים"),
* חשדות של "דילים אסורים" (עסקאות שוחד) ביחס ולשופטים אחרים, מכהנים ובדימוס.
* באשר לנשיא בית המשפט המחוזי ת"א איתן אורנשטיין גם נחשפו פרטים נוספים על תקשורת אסורה בינו לבין אפי נוה ביחס להליכי המשפט בפרשת ענבל אור… אפי נוה דרש החלטה על פירוק בו ביום:”פירקת אותה?” “החלטה היום”.
* בפרשת "מין תמורת מינוי" - יש חשד ל"יחסים אינטימיים" בין המועמדת למינוי - היום השופטת אתי קרייף - לבין אפי נוה, ואולי גם משה כחלון ("להרים את נטל הראיה")...
* בפרשת השופט אביגדור דורות - מתברר שאפי נוה לא נתן גילוי נאות לוועדה על תרומות ממשרדו של דורות לנוה, שלאחריהן מונה לשופט מחוזי...
* שופטת השלום לימור מרגולין-יחידי ושתי פרקליטות נפגשו בחשאי ב-2017 עם יו"ר הלשכה דאז אפי נוה ועם חברת הוועדה לבחירת שופטים. התנהלות אסורה. נשיאת העליון אסתר חיות גילתה על כך בדיעבד וזעמה
* נשיאת העליון אסתר חיות והנשיאה בדימוס מרים נאור העידו במשטרה בפרשה. שתיהן ידעו על התנהלות בלתי חוקית - אבל לא עשו דבר. אי קיום חובת דיווח - עבירה פלילית שדינה עד שנתיים מאסר.
* ברקע - אוסף של עסקאות מפוקפקות בהפניית בוררויות מהלשכה לאנשיו של אפי נוה, כולל בוררויות במיליוני ש"ח לחברת הוועדה למינוי שופטים עו"ד אילנה סקר - אותה אפי נוה מתאר בנייד כמי ש"השחיל" לוועדה.
* אפי נוה סיכם את המצב: "היום פגשתי משהו כמו 10 מועמדים לעליון. חוץ מללקק לי את החור של התחת הם עשו הכל..."
מן הראוי לחקור ולהעמיד לדין כראוי שופטים שנתפסו בתקשורת עם בעלי דין ו/או בעלי עניין מחוץ להליך השיפוטי. תקשורת מסוג זה [ex parte communication] מוכרת ברחבי העולם כסממן מובהק של בתי משפט בלתי כשירים ו/או מושחתים. במדינת ישראל, לעומת זאת, השופטים מתייחסים לתופעה בסלחנות בלתי נתפסת...
יש להשעות מיד את השופטים החשודים, או להוציאם לחופשה עד לבירור הפרשות!
אסור לתת למצב להימשך, בו מקרים של שופטים שעברו עבירות חמורות על החוק נסגרים במחשכים - "תיבת הפנדורה של מישאל חשין". השקיפות חיונית לשיקום אמון הציבור במערכת המשפט!
גידי וייץ כתב בדצמבר 2019:
"חברה נורמלית לא יכולה להרשות לעצמה שהבכירים הספורים האלה ימשיכו, בחסות אפלת צו איסור הפרסום, לשלוח אנשים לכלא ולהכריע סכסוכים וגורלות… לחשוף את כל הפרטים לאור השמש!”
רובי ריבלין אמר בטקס השבעת השופטים במרץ 2018:
"אנו חיים בעת שפוט השופטים. הציבור שופט את השופטים… הציבור זכאי לדרוש שקיפות, הוגנות והליך נקי. בלעדי אמון הציבור אין לבית המשפט זכות קיום.”