Foreign Affairs

Against the reform of Justice

Israel, the square against Netanyahu - the video from the drone

Once again thousands of people took to the streets in Tel Aviv against Netanyahu's reform plan to put the Supreme Court under majority control.


Tens of thousands of people demonstrated yesterday in Israel against the right-wing government's controversial justice reform.
In the eleventh week of protests, protesters marched through central Tel Aviv with Israeli flags and protest signs reading: "No to dictatorship" and "Israel is not yet Iran."

The reforms strongly desired by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would allow Parliament to overturn Supreme Court decisions and
politicians to have more influence in appointing judges. According to critics, justice reform is a threat to the separation of powers. They also fear that the reforms could allow Netanyahu to escape conviction in his corruption trial.

The Israeli prime minister has so far rejected all proposals for mediation, including that made by President Isaac Herzog.