Protests have erupted across Israel in response to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposed bill to weaken the country’s courts. The bill, which was introduced last week, has been met with widespread disapproval from the public and legal experts.
Netanyahu and his government are pushing the bill forward despite the uproar, claiming that the judicial system needs to be reformed. According to Netanyahu, the changes will ensure that the courts are not “overly lenient” and will bring about “greater efficiency”.
Knesset legal adviser Eyal Yinon has expressed concern about the bill, stating that it leaves “equality and freedom of expression unprotected”. Yinon has argued that the bill does not do enough to protect the rights of the people.
The proposed bill has been met with a wave of protests in Israel, with many citizens taking to the streets to express their opposition. Demonstrators have called for the bill to be withdrawn, claiming that it will undermine democracy.
The bill is set to be voted on in the coming days, and it remains to be seen whether it will be passed. Whatever the outcome, it is clear that the proposed reforms have sparked a heated debate in the country.