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These Israelis against the power of judges


DECRYPTION - Despite massive demonstrations against the judicial reform project, Netanyahu relies on his electoral base, which wants to free itself from the rules of the Supreme Court.

For the fourth Saturday in a row, opponents of the judicial reform project are preparing to demonstrate in Tel Aviv and in the major cities of Israel.

Last week, 130,000 people took to the streets, including 110,000 in Tel Aviv alone.

A success for the organizers.

On Friday, the centrist- leaning Maariv


published a poll indicating that 44 percent of Israelis oppose the plan, which would make the judiciary more subject to the executive.

39% of Israelis would support it.

Will these protests be enough to push back Benyamin Netanyahu and his justice minister, Yariv Levin?

Nothing is less sure.

Both know that they can count on the support of their electoral base to carry out their project.

The Israeli Supreme Court is indeed the bane of religious or conservative Israelis, whose political weight continues to grow in the country.

While the critics of the current project...

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Source: lefigaro

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