Knesset member Yuli Edelstein was absent from the vote on the fortification law.
Photo: from the Knesset Channel (Knesset Channel)
The fortification law was approved tonight (Thursday) in the Knesset in the second and third reading, by a majority of 61 Knesset members against 47 opponents.
According to the proposal initiated by all the leaders of the coalition factions, there will be only two reasons for the removal to the fortress: a notification by the Prime Minister himself that he is physically or mentally unable to fulfill his role, and another route when 75% of the members of the government request the removal of the prime minister to the fortress against his will.
The legal advisor to the government Gali Beharev Miara announced that she opposes the bills, and wrote in her opinion that the proposal prevents any judicial examination of the prime minister's impunity.
According to the ombudsman's position, there is justification for determining the mechanism by which the qualifications of a prime minister will be determined. However, Beharv Miara clarified, "the details of the arrangements included in the proposal raise legal and practical difficulties, which require consideration and completion."
"The combination of the various elements of the proposal may lead to situations in which, even though objectively the prime minister will not be able to perform his duties, for example, for health reasons, he will continue to hold office due to political constraints that will prevent him from being declared disabled," added the ombudsman. "And finally, we It is believed that there is reason to oppose the sweeping and precedential determination that prevents any judicial review in relation to these procedures, thus creating a 'black hole' that is not subject to judicial review."
Knesset Plenum, March 13, 2023 (Photo: Knesset Spokesperson, Dani Shem Tov)
Last month, the High Court of Justice ordered Netanyahu and the legal adviser to the government, Gali Beharev Miyara, to explain why they believe that Netanyahu should not be extradited to Nevartzou, following the trial against him, and the advancement of the legal revolution. the reports.
At the beginning of the week, the heads of the coalition announced that the articles of the legal reform, apart from the proposal to change the composition of the committee for the selection of judges, which will be approved by the Knesset recess in two weeks, will only be approved after the summer session of the Knesset begins.
The coalition said that it was for the purpose of talks with the members of the opposition, but the latter rejected any proposal for talks in light of the expected approval of the change of the committee for the selection of judges.
In the coalition, they did not reject the votes on the fortification law and "Deri Law 2", which are not included in the reform laws.
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