On video: blockade of Ayalon lanes as part of a demonstration against the legal revolution (Yotam Ronan, Niv Aharonson)
Against the background of the fear of disruptions of the protest against the legal revolution for the Memorial and Independence Day events, MK Hili Trooper (the state camp) began today (Wednesday) to sign Knesset members from all the Jewish Home factions in the Knesset on a joint call to "leave the Memorial Day out of the controversy". Wala learned
that Trooper today addressed the representatives of each faction and asked them to sign the call: "We friends and women from all factions of the House call on all public representatives and all the people of Israel to refrain from bringing the debate into the cemeteries and holy days about Israeli identity that was built here.
Without statements, from any side, that touch upon the great controversy that is tearing us apart these days."
Trooper's initiative with the support of the chairman of the state camp Benny Gantz and all the members of the state camp signed the call.
Trooper also appealed to Economy Minister Nir Barkat, who is signing Knesset members from the Likud on the joint call and representatives from all Zionist factions.
"Leave Memorial Day out of contention."
Trooper (Photo: Reuven Castro)
"The pain of the bereaved families and the memory of the Holocaust do not belong to the right or the left, the supporters of the government or its opponents," it said.
"These are days for all of us, for each and every one of us and for all of us together. These are days that remind us for whom and for what we dream, create and even sometimes struggle. This time is one of the most difficult times we have known; days of deep discord within the home that threatens to tear us all apart. Legitimate, but if we lose this beacon of Israeli partnership, if we turn off its light; this storm could express us all. The boys and girls buried in the military cemeteries came from all groups and tribes, the boys and girls who paid with their lives, fought shoulder to shoulder so that we could live here and stay here together ".
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Demonstrations against the legal revolution (photo: official website, no)
The revolution planned by the government includes a series of significant changes in the legal system, such as a determination that only an expanded composition of the High Court of Justice can invalidate legislation passed by the Knesset. Another step of the revolution, designed to strengthen the government's hand vis-à-vis the court, is the establishment of a superseding clause that will nullify decisions of the High Court by a majority of only 61 members of the Knesset, as well as changing the composition of the committee for the selection of judges so that it is fully controlled by the coalition.
The reform also deals with weakening the power of the legal advisers to the government, so that their position will not bind the government, and with the elimination of the reason for reasonableness, which, among other things, significantly limits the court's ability to intervene in the appointment of senior officials.
The legal revolution
The day of remembrance for the martyrs of Israel's systems and the victims of hostilities