The battle for earthly power

A view of Israel's Supreme Court (Photo: israeltourism/Wikimedia Commons)

Globalist forces have been at work in the world for decades, though their methods and their deeds have been shrouded in darkness for much of that time. God often uses dates to send a message. Examples of this in recent times have been the Yom Kippur War of 1973 and the attack on the US that occurred on 9-11. Another more recent example was the year 2020. In the United States — one of the only remaining nations that does not use the metric system, 20-20 is a well known set of numbers representing the ability to see “20” print on an eye chart from a distance of 20 feet. That is, 20-20 represents perfect vision. In the year 2020, the work of the globalists was revealed very clearly for those willing to see. I am of course talking about the COVID “pandemic”. This “pandemic” revealed the extent of the collusion of government, big business, and media to accomplish their purposes. And what are those purposes? Ultimately it relates to placing great power over populations into the hands of a few elites. But in the short term, that purpose requires removal of safeguards over individual rights, removal of national borders, and destroying the ability of any nations that would wish to stop such actions from having the ability to act.

I bring this up not to focus on the past, but rather to try to put a lens on current events in Israel to see how it fits or goes against the work of globalist forces.

This week, the Knesset passed its first piece of legislation regarding judicial reforms. How did we get here, does this go with or against the globalist agenda, and how should we pray?

It is important in a democracy to have a balance of power between different branches of government. Elections are not enough to guarantee freedom in a democracy (for example, Russia and Iran have elections). So why was the coalition intent on passing this and other judicial reforms?

Unlike other nations, Israel’s Supreme Court is not chosen by elected officials — it is effectively chosen by non-elected officials — non-elected officials who happen to all be left-leaning. This has resulted in a left-slanted court for all of Israel’s existence. In Israel, a leftist slant is similar to but not the same as a leftist slant in the United States or most other nations, since the issues in Israel are different from that of other nations. For most nations, Left vs Right usually relates to issues such as government regulation, taxation, abortion, secure borders, freedom to educate, and military strength. In Israel, Left vs Right usually relates to attitude toward Israeli territories and the Jewish character of the nation. There are also some financial/business issues, but in reality, both Left and Right in Israel have similar attitudes toward the military and, to a lesser extent, the balance of freedom of businesses vs government intervention in the economy.

For the first 50 years of Israel’s existence, there weren’t really major issues regarding the balance of power between the Supreme Court and the Knesset. One of the main reasons for this is that most of Israel’s first governments were controlled by the Left. However, demographics (a fancy word meaning the growth of different populations) favored the Right over the Left given enough time — that is, the traditional and religious populations grew faster than the liberal-minded populations, both through birth and aliyah. Once it became clear that the Left was going to be losing elections for a long time — maybe forever, Supreme Court Justice Aharon Barak decided to increase the power of the court and give it the power to strike down any Knesset Law it wanted to strike down. Thus began the battle for power between Left and Right through unelected officials.

The Right was thus disempowered to rule Israel even after winning elections one after another. Any time they wanted to implement a right-leaning policy (such as, for example, removal of illegal migrants from Israel), the court would strike down the law, or the law would never even go up for a vote since it was known ahead of time that the Supreme Court would not allow it. It is not surprising then that the current governing coalition, the most Right-leaning in Israel’s history, wants to put an end to this.

There are two ways in which the Right can stop the Supreme Court from preventing them from enacting and carrying out Right-leaning policies: they can either strangle the power of the Court, or they can arrange that the Supreme Court Justices chosen for those positions are Right-leaning (or they could do both).

Strangling the power of the Supreme Court is very dangerous for the citizens of Israel. During the Covid fiasco, the Supreme Court held the Knesset back from some of its most draconian measures. And given the direction of the world and globalist powers to ramp up their world-wide control, this function of the Supreme Court will be critical to safeguard the rights of individuals in the future.

And what about allowing a Right-leaning government to appoint Right-leaning judges? That would put Israel in line with all of the other democracies in the world. But there are two groups that could never tolerate such a situation: the first group, obviously, are the Left in Israel, because they would then lose their ability to control the government’s policies (unless they could somehow win an election again one day). The other group that could never tolerate a situation which allows for a Right-leaning Court is the cartel of globalists all over the world. Globalists want Israel to be weakened as a nation. Generally speaking, globalists don’t like nationalists because they want to erase all national borders.

So what happened when the coalition tried to change the judicial selection committee in such a way that it would allow the Court to tip a little bit toward the Right? The coalition planned to pass these changes at the end of March. At the end of March, the Histadrut (the national labor union that controls nearly every service in Israel) threatened to shut down the entire nation unless the coalition gave up this demand. This was beyond the coalition’s ability to handle and they backed off. Interestingly enough, the Histadrut did not do the same this week when the coalition voted to reduce the power of the Court. The only called a one-day strike after-the-fact.

From the standpoint of Israel as a nation and the rights of its citizens, the best thing that could have happened would have been for the Opposition to compromise with the Coalition to allow the ruling government to choose Justices (directly or indirectly) thus allowing a Right-leaning government to choose Right-leaning judges. And in exchange, ask the coalition to give up all changes to the Court that would limit its power. This would have been most devastating for the globalist cartel and the best for Israel’s citizens.

Instead, we got the opposite. The Opposition refused any compromise that would allow the Left to lose their last hold on power, and instead the Court was weakened. And it appears as if the Coalition is intent on continuing with other measures to strangle the power of the Court.

Final score: Globalists 2, Israel’s citizens 0.

Let’s pray that we do better next time. The Opposition has the ability to create a compromise that will give up the Left’s unelected power in return for safeguarding the rights of Israel’s citizens. Pray that they care for the people of Israel more than their hold on power — and that they realize that their hold on power is going to slip away from them anyway, one way or another. Pray that in the midst of all of these changes, that the Court holds on to the ability to safeguard rights of individuals as much as possible.