Israel’s Right to the Streets in Defense of Reform – Ultima Ora

(by Massimo Lomonaco) (ANSA) – TEL AVIV, April 27 – More than 100,000 people, according to some estimates, 200,000 according to others, demonstrate in Jerusalem in front of the Knesset to demand judicial reform of Benjamin Netanyahu. Right-wing government and restricting the powers of the Supreme Court.

A demonstration that, according to the intentions of the promoters – the majority coalition parties – wants to be a response to the protests that have been taking place throughout the country for 16 weeks against the legislative initiative of the government that divided the country. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – who did not take part in the demonstration – tweeted that he was “deeply moved by the tremendous support from the national camp that arrived in Jerusalem in large numbers this evening”.

“All of us, the 64 deputies who led us to victory, are first-class citizens!” he added. Justice Minister Yariv Levin, one of the architects of the reform who, however, did not rule out “mediation,” said: “We are here at this stage with 64 votes – to correct a mistake.

No more inequality, no one-sided judicial system, no courts whose judges are above the Knesset and above the government.”

One of the most chanted slogans by the demonstrators in the riot of Israeli flags was, “We do not want concessions,” referring to the ongoing negotiations between the majority and the opposition regarding input from President Isaac Herzog. (handle).

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