NewsWorldTens of thousands of Israelis protested against judicial reform

Tens of thousands of Israelis protested against judicial reform

The main demonstrations were registered in Tel Aviv. Photo: AFP.

More of 60,000 people took to the streets this Saturday for the fifth consecutive week in Israel to protest against the judicial reform promoted by the ruling coalition of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, made up of right-wing, far-right and ultra-Orthodox parties.

“We will fight here in the streets, we will fight in the Knesset (parliament), we will fight in the courts, we will save our country, because we refuse to live in a non-democratic country,” the president said. opposition leader Yair Lapid.

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The main manifestations they registered in Tel Avivbut there were also smaller marches in Jerusalem, Haifa and other cities.

In addition, protests were registered in Paris, in front of the hotel where Netanyahu and his wife are well as in front of the Israeli embassy in London.

Demonstrations against the reform

This was the fifth consecutive Saturday that Israelis took to the streets to protest against the reform proposal presented by Justice Minister Yariv Levin, which would allow the Parliament annuls with a simple majority some rulings of the Supreme Court and would give the Executive control of the selection committee of judges.

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Experts warn that this reform would drastically weaken the highest court, in addition to giving the government unlimited powers.

“The proposal amounts to nothing less than a coup,” said the former police chief Roni Alsheich in Tel Aviv. “As an observant (Jew) I have to admit that there is nothing Jewish about what he is proposing either,” he added, according to The Times of Israel.

At the end of December, Netanyahu once again took office as prime minister at the head of the most religious and ultranationalist government in the history of Israel, made up of the far-right parties Likud, Religious Zionism, Jewish Force, Noam, plus two ultra-Orthodox parties: Unified Judaism. of the Torah (UJT) and Shass.

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