Judicial reform that caused crisis in Israel is suspended

2023-03-27 10:12:33 | Last Update : 2023-03-27 13:10:37

In Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's reform, which included intervention in the judiciary, caused chaos in the country, and mass protests were organized in Israel. It was announced that the judicial reform that caused the crisis was suspended.

Mass protests in Israel continue to grow. The defense minister, who was against judicial reform, was also dismissed by Prime Minister Netanyahu. The judicial reform, which caused public anger, will be suspended.

According to the news in Anadolu, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will suspend the controversial judicial regulation that has led to mass protests across the country for 13 weeks.

According to the news of the Israeli Public Broadcasting Organization (KAN), which is based on prime ministerial sources, Netanyahu plans to announce that he has suspended the judicial regulation in the morning.


Netanyahu fired Defense Minister Gallant, who called for the suspension of judicial regulation, on Sunday evening, after which hundreds of thousands of Israelis took to the streets across the country.

The call of Defense Minister Gallant was also supported by the Likud Party.

Likud Party MPs Yuli Edelstein and David Bitan joined Gallant, calling for a halt to the bill and for dialogue.

Hundreds of thousands of Israelis took to the streets across the country since yesterday evening.


Minister of Justice Yariv Levin announced on January 5 that they were planning a "judicial reform" that would limit the powers of the Supreme Court and reduce the influence of the judiciary on the selection of judges.

The moves of the coalition government led by Netanyahu to transfer some of the powers of the judiciary to the Parliament caused tensions between the government and the Israeli judiciary, especially the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court of Israel, which acts as the highest judicial authority in the country, has the power to overturn the laws passed by the Assembly on the grounds that they are inconsistent with "fundamental laws" accepted as the draft constitution.

In the judicial regulation announced by the Netanyahu government, it was stated that the Supreme Court's authority to overturn the laws passed by the Parliament would be largely taken away.

The judicial regulation of the government, which restricts the powers of the judiciary and envisages the power to have a say in judicial appointments, was heavily criticized within Israel and internationally.

The alternative bill presented by President Isaac Herzog, warning the parties of "civil war", was also rejected by the government.


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