Crisis of judicial amendments in Israel.. Soldiers ending their reserve service

In protest of the judicial amendments, 1,142 pilots and employees of the Air Force declared noIsraelThe Israeli Broadcasting Corporation said on Friday that they would be terminating their backup service.

In the letter they published, the reservists called for halting legislation of the bill, writing: “reach broad agreements, strengthen the confidence of all segments of the people in the judicial system and preserve its independence.”

They also added: “The legislation would result in a loss of confidence and a violation of my consent to continue to put my life at risk.”

Efforts to reach consensus

The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Yesterday, Thursday, it was announced that efforts were underway to reach a consensus on a draft law with judicial amendments that is expected to be approved by the Israeli parliament next week, which sparked protests and anger internally and externally.

“Even at this moment, efforts are being made to achieve a consensus,” Netanyahu said in a speech to reporters, adding: “I really hope that these efforts will succeed, but even if they do not succeed, the door of the (ruling) coalition will always remain open” to the opposition, according to Reuters.

He also added that Israel “will remain democratic,” stressing that the statements of hundreds of reservists that they will refuse to accept the summons if the bill is passed will harm the country.

He also went on to say: “What will jeopardize democracy is refusal to serve in the army… We cannot and will not tolerate this,” stressing that “Israel will protect the individual rights of every person, but when I say every person, these rights must be equal for all.”

Vote next Monday

On Wednesday, opposition leader Benny Gantz called for talks supervised by the Israeli president to reach a compromise.

It is noteworthy that the Knesset representatives are expected to vote next Monday on the first part of the amendments, known as the “reasonable argument law” bill.

If parliament passes the bill, it would prevent the Supreme Court from annulling government decisions or appointments it deems “unreasonable”.

Supporters of the bill say it will restore balance between the branches of government, while opponents say it undermines the vital principle of balance of powers and oversight among them.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button