Passing judicial amendments harms the army’s efficiency

Today, Saturday, the Chief of Staff of the Israeli Army, Herzi Halevi, expected that Passing judicial amendments It will harm the efficiency of the army.

“a show of force”

Simultaneously, tens of thousands of demonstrators marched on the main highway leading to Jerusalem on Saturday night in the latest show of force aimed at blocking Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to reform the justice system.

More than 100 former Israeli security chiefs signed a letter calling on the Israeli prime minister to halt the legislation.

4 days trip

With the arrival of the demonstrators, the main entrance to the city was transformed into a sea of ​​blue and white Israeli flags as the protesters completed the final leg of a four-day trek that stretched 70 km from Tel Aviv to the Israeli parliament.

The demonstrators joined hundreds of others and planned to camp outside the Knesset, or parliament, ahead of the vote expected on Monday.

Threat of arrest

On Thursday, Israel’s Army Radio reported that the military might arrest reservists who threatened not to comply with military service as part of protests against government plans to pass judicial reforms, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to crack down on them.

“excessive powers”

On Monday, Netanyahu said the government would take action against what he described as disobedience among soldiers, which encourages Israel’s enemies to attack it and undermines democracy.

Netanyahu and his far-right allies argue that reform is needed to curb what they say are the excessive powers of unelected judges. But their critics say the plan would destroy the country’s system of checks and balances and set it on a path to authoritarian rule.

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