Video Interview: Prof. Mordechai Kremnizter on the Acceptance Committee Bill

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Recently, the Knesset has considered a bill that would allow small Israeli communities the right to reject candidates according to “suitability to the community’s fundamental outlook.”  In effect, the bill would enable communities to reject individuals based on ethnicity, gender, religion, and socioeconomic status.  In the following interview, IDI Vice President of Research Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer speaks out about the bill. Prof. Kremnitzer discusses the legislation’s intent, along with its inherent dangers.  He also explains the Supreme Court’s possible role in rejecting such a bill, and whether judicial intervention is a reasonable solution to legislation that infringes upon basic rights.  Watch the interview below or on the IDI Youtube channel.