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Netanyahu’s Defense Minister: Stop the judiciary  SVT News

Netanyahu’s Defense Minister: Stop the judiciary SVT News

After the speech, two lawmakers from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud party came out and expressed their support for Gallant’s demands. According to media reports, Agriculture Minister Avi Dichter also asked Netanyahu to pull the reins. Times of Israel.

For his part, the far-right security minister, Itamar Ben Gvir, demanded Galant’s dismissal from the government.

Water cannons and police horses

At the same time, massive street demonstrations took place on the twelfth consecutive Saturday against the schemes. According to the organizers, more than 630,000 people took part, nearly 300,000 of them in Tel Aviv.

Late in the evening, police used water cannons and police horses to disperse protesters on the Ayalon highway through Tel Aviv, the news agency reported. AP. 28 people have been arrested.

The bill means, among other things, that parliament should be able to review rulings by the Supreme Court and that politicians have more power to appoint Supreme Court judges. It must also protect Netanyahu, who is accused of corruption, from impeachment.

calls for re

In his televised address, the defense minister said the bill had sparked anger that divided Israeli society, including the armed forces.

He urged Netanyahu to rethink and engage in dialogue with critics to bring about reform that would gain broader acceptance.

– If one side wins, whether in the streets or inside the Knesset, the State of Israel is the biggest loser.

Reservists refuse to serve

During the months-long protests, Israeli reservists and officers signed petitions against the bill and threatened to walk out if the plans were implemented. Some have called the government’s plans a “coup”.

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Earlier this week, it was reported that only 57 percent of reservists in the elite 551st Parachute Brigade took part in duty as scheduled. He usually writes nine out of ten who participate Times of Israel.