Israel’s Judicial Overhaul Reshapes Nation’s Balance Of Power

According to reports, the Israeli legislature passed an essential piece of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial proposal to reform the country’s court system on Monday.

The idea suggested as a significant reform by Netanyahu’s ultranationalist administration would, among other things, strip courts of their power to overturn what they consider “unreasonable” governmental actions. Some thought it was a bad idea since it seemed undemocratic. Proponents said that doing so would wrest authority away from unelected judges.

When lawmakers who were opposed to the measure rushed out of the room before a vote, the bill was unanimously approved by a vote of 64-0. Officials reported in a news statement that when anti-voting MPs departed the chamber, they yelled their disapproval in front of the media.

Protests around the country delayed a vote on the revision during parliament’s last parliamentary session.

According to a report, the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, is located in Jerusalem, and on Monday, thousands of demonstrators packed the streets outside once again. They encountered a large number of police officers. Overnight, police used water cannons and eventually had to physically remove some protesters.

Itamar Ben-Gvir, head of the Jewish Power party and minister of national security, claimed on Monday that the only goal of the protesters was to overthrow a government that had been democratically elected.

Protests in Israel have been building for months, ever since the implemented measures in December. Many perceive Netanyahu’s plans, which would give the Knesset the ability to overturn rulings issued by the country’s top court, as an attempt to consolidate control.

According to a report, after spending more than a day in the hospital having a pacemaker implanted, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was discharged this week. Netanyahu’s vehicle was seen leaving the Ramat Gan Hospital on video.

According to the article, Netanyahu was brought to the hospital twice in the span of a week after experiencing a potentially fatal temporary heart block.