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An Informative Comparison Between The Constitution Of The United States And That Of Israel

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The purpose of this paper is to provide an informative comparison between the constitution of the United States and that of Israel. Although Israel does not have an official constitution in place, there are sets of basic laws and rules that will be used to draw conclusions about how they address human rights, government power and structure, and how this may affect the allied relationship with the United states. There is a rather controversial debate regarding the importance of such an ally which brings into question the benefits of large sums of financial aid sent to Israel on a yearly basis. While the United States continues the quest for worldwide democracy, many argue that funding Israel is essential for maintaining a positive…show more content…
By the US constitution, the power of these three branches is vested in the president, the federal courts and most importantly congress. The Legislative branch, responsible for making laws and seen to the most important branch by the founding fathers, is the section in which congress rules. Congress is made up of two sub-branches: The House of Representatives, who are divided among states depending on the size of that state and are elected every second year by the voters in their portion of the state, and The Senate, who are divided by twos between each state no matter the size and run for six year terms. By allowing one half of congress to be state-size dependent and the other half not, the people of each state can be represented equally in The House of Representatives (benefiting the larger states) and every state as a whole will be represented equally in the senate (benefiting the smaller states). The judicial power, according to the constitution, shall be vested in one supreme court, whose job it is to evaluate laws, made by congress, as unconstitutional and declare presidential acts as unconstitutional. The executive branch shall have its powers vested in the president of the United States who may run for a maximum of two four-year terms. The president may veto congressional legislation and nominate judges of the supreme court. The distribution of power
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