Tens of thousands people in Israel in protested against Government’s plan to overhaul the legal system. This protest comes after three days the parliament has advanced a Bill. The Bill enable the lawmakers to overturn a decision by Supreme Court with simple majority.
What does the Bill say?
The “Supreme Court Override Bill’s” approval in a preliminary vote in the Knesset was the latest step taken by the Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling far-right-wing coalition government. The bill is a realizing towards the Judicial overhaul that is steaming ahead despite calls for a dialogue. Also, the consensus from the US Jews and Israel’s president, and the weekly mass protest.
Weakening of High Courts
Weakening the country’s highest court, the protesters say the proposed changes threaten Israel’s democratic values and concentrate power with the ruling coalition in parliament. Mr Netanyahu and his ruling government believe that the court has had an unchecked power for years. This powers needs to checked and tackled in a skillful manner.
For eight weeks, there has been protests which gained momentum, with large sector of Israeli society and business men joining them. The protesters held Israeli flag, placards, and demonstrations across the country. Protesters held flare cards with different messages against the judicial overhaul. “No Constitution, No democracy”.
WhatsOn stands in support of the Israeli people and against the cruel Bill to overhaul the court, which stands between people and protect their rights.