Israel may nix 50 years of state of emergency

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Beilin will suggest the government preserve those regulations essential to safeguard national security.

"The government's powers will not be nearly as sweeping. That will be much less convenient for it, but only the government can divest itself of power…A democracy of 51 years cannot justify living in a state of emergency."