Israel, Israeli Politics

Protests Against Israeli Judicial Reform Enter 10th Week

Israeli protest against judicial reform

Israelis protested against judicial reform on Saturday night. The reform is meant to curb overreach, as justices are by law, allowed to overturn any government decision they don’t like. Israel now has a right-wing government and the court is packed with left-wing justices. When the court overrules the decisions of this government, they are subverting the will of the people, who elected this government.

This, my dear readers, is the antithesis of democracy. I can only surmise that the protestors fail to understand the implications of shelving plans to reform the courts, and reduce its outsized power.

The protests have, for the most part, been nonviolent. Netanyahu, in his sixth term in office, has stated he believes the true purpose of the protests is to unseat him.