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The Knesset plenum is voting this evening (Monday) in first reading on the "Deri Law 2", which prevents legal review of ministerial appointments in the government.
Immediately after that, you will approve in the second and third reading the law canceling the disengagement from Northern Samaria, according to which the bans on entering and staying in the evacuated territories will be lifted.
These laws are not part of the legal reform, therefore, even though the coalition announced last night that some of its sections would be postponed until the next session of the Knesset, the promotion of these bills will continue.
The bill known as "Deri's Law 2", which is intended to allow the appointment of Shas chairman Aryeh Deri to the position of minister, despite his disqualification by the High Court due to his criminal conviction. The bill completely cancels the court's review of the appointments of government ministers. The proposal is expected Also give an answer to Minister Itamar Ben Gvir, that there are petitions in the High Court against his appointment to the position of Minister of National Security.
Deri and Netanyahu side by side at a Shas faction meeting in January (Photo: Flash 90, Yonatan Zindel)
According to the proposal, the court, including the Supreme Court in its session as the High Court, will not be authorized to conduct a judicial review of the appointments of ministers and their identity, for any reason whatsoever, except for the eligibility conditions established by law. The clauses of the proposal will also apply to the deputy ministers. In accordance with the recommendation of the consultation Legal, the members of the Knesset added mechanisms for the Knesset's oversight of ministerial appointments and determined that the leader of the largest faction in the opposition could demand a separate vote for the approval of up to a quarter of the ministers designated in a new government, if in his opinion there is doubt regarding their compliance with the conditions set for their tenure. In such a case, the prime minister and the designated minister would be entitled respond to the opposition's claims and the Knesset will immediately vote on each of those designated to be ministers that the opposition leader demanded to vote on.
If the Knesset decided to approve the request of the leader of the opposition, that person will not be appointed as a minister, even if the Knesset expressed confidence in the government that appeared before it.
The bill also states that the Knesset will be entitled to remove a minister from office upon the recommendation of the Knesset committee, and subject to the requirement of at least 40 members of the Knesset, and a majority in the Knesset plenum.
If the Knesset removed a minister from his term of office, that person will not be appointed a minister or deputy minister during the term of office of that Knesset.
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A "softening" is evident.
Simcha Rothman (Photo: Flash 90, Yonatan Zindel)
Simultaneously with the enactment of the laws this evening, there is a "softening" on the part of the Chairman of the Constitution Committee, MK Simcha Rothman, regarding the composition of the Committee for the Selection of Judges, which is included in the legal reform.
In addition, the heads of the coalition announced yesterday the postponement of some of the articles of the legal revolution until the next session of the Knesset.
According to the coalition's new proposal, the composition of the committee for selecting judges will be changed so that it will have 11 members, and it will be divided into two: a committee for selecting judges for the Supreme Court, and a committee that will appoint judges in lower courts.
The committee that will discuss appointments to the supreme court will consist of three ministers, three Knesset members from the coalition, two Knesset members from the opposition and three supreme judges, including the president.
In each term, in the first two appointments to the top a simple majority of only six will be required, so that the coalition can appoint them by itself;
From the third appointment onwards, a simple majority will be required, but together with the consent of the opposition representative and the judges.
The committee on appointments to the lower courts will consist of three judges who are the supreme president, the district president and the president of the peace court and a majority of seven out of 11 committee members will be required.
According to the proposal, the coalition will be able to appoint the supreme president with a simple majority as part of the first two appointments for which a simple majority is required.
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The opposition parties announced last week that they will boycott the vote on the legal revolution laws in the plenum if they reach the second and third reading.
In a joint statement by opposition chairman Atid Yair Lapid, state camp chairman Benny Gantz, Yisrael Beitenu chairman Avigdor Lieberman and Labor party chairman Merav Michaeli stated that the opposition will do everything to "prevent the passing of the laws. But if God forbid we get to a third reading - We will not give it a hand and snort the vote in the plenary."
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