For ten weeks now, Israelis have been protesting against the judicial reform of Binyamin Netanyahu’s government. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators regularly find themselves in the streets, a record in the history of the country which has only 10 million inhabitants.
Returning to power in December 2022 thanks to a coalition with the far right and the ultra-Orthodox, Benjamin Netanyahu wishes with this reform to modify the process for appointing judges to the Supreme Court and to allow Parliament to cancel by simple majority some of their decisions. A politicization of justice that would make Israel an illiberal democracy according to its opponents.
By dismissing his Minister of Defense yesterday, also against the reform, Benyamin Netanyahu only reinforced the anger of the population. And this time, the demonstrations no longer mobilize only the most liberal populations. Nearly 40% of voters in Israel’s right-wing Likud party also say they oppose the reform.
Can Israel get out of this political crisis? We’re talking about it tonight Denis Charbitspecialist in Zionism and professor of political science at the Faculty of Human Sciences of the Open University of Israel.
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