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Israel on the brink of regime crisis


STORY - Benyamin Netanyahu seems determined to impose a justice reform that threatens the institutions and charges the country.

Will Benyamin Netanyahu go after a reform that threatens Israeli democracy, fractures society and risks plunging his country into an institutional crisis whose outcome no one knows?

The Prime Minister of Israel, at the head of a coalition of ultra-Orthodox and Jewish supremacist parties, seems well resolved.

Thursday evening, the Knesset voted the first text of this set of eleven laws which will have the consequence of radically transforming the balance of powers, submitting the Supreme Court to the executive and legislative powers, which, in Israel, are generally in the same hand. .

This text is an amendment to a fundamental law.

Intervention by the Supreme Court would be completely unjustified.

From my point of view, it would cross a red line.

We will definitely not accept it

Yariv Levin, Israeli Minister of Justice

Until now, the Attorney General of Israel could declare a prime minister unfit, particularly in the event of a court conviction.

From now on, only the prime minister himself, or 75% of his cabinet, will be able to do so.

The opposition sees it as a tailor-made provision, while Benyamin Netanyahu is on trial for corruption…

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Source: lefigaro

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