Religion, Politics And Society : Israel

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Social Justice 12 Religion, Politics and Society: Israel Milad Zamany April, 12th, 2016 To begin, the country we chose to do our research one was Israel, because of it vast religious affiliation amidst the religious groups within its borders. Israel is comprised of a major part of the Holy Land, a region of significant importance to all Jews, Christians, Muslims, Druze and Baha’is within Israel. Firstly, the Israeli system of government is based on a parliamentary democracy. The prime minister is the head of the government as well as the leader of a multi-party system. The government is comprised of 3 branches; the Executive Branch, the Legislative Branch and the Judicial Branch. Executive power is exercised by the government; legislative power is vested in the Knesset and the judiciary is independent of the Executive and Legislative Branch. The word ‘Knesset’ originates from the Hebrew word, meaning ‘assembly’. The Knesset acts as the parliament and the legislate branch of Israeli government. The Knesset passes all laws; elects the President and Prime Minister; approves the cabinet and supervises the work of the government (Knesset, LookLex). In addition, “the political system of Israel and its principles are set out in 11 Basic Laws” (The Political System of Israel, Wikipedia), because Israel doesn’t have a constitution. Furthermore, the predominant religious groups within Israel are Jews, Muslims, Christians and Druze. A recent census from 2015 showed that the
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