Israeli Supreme Court revokes oversight law, ignites political dispute

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TEL AVIV - On Monday, the Israeli Supreme Court removed the law that restricts its supervision over the government and ministers.اضافة اعلان

In an unprecedented decision by all Supreme Court justices, eight of 15 justices ruled that the government amendment to the so-called “reasonableness law” should not stand. The bill had stripped the Supreme Court of the power to declare government decisions unreasonable. It was the first major piece of a multi-pronged plan to weaken the judiciary to be passed by the Knesset earlier in July.

The eliminated law is the foundation of Benjamin Netanyahu’s agenda to weaken Israel’s judicial system.

The verdict could reopen emotional and heated debates raging in Israel throughout 2023 but was sidelined following October 7. It could also cause tensions within Israel’s war cabinet.

Itamar Ben-Gvir, the Israeli Minister of National Security, stated that canceling the law is dangerous and undermines military efforts.

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