It’s the world over … and so very close to home!! This is FloriDUH!! … “This is fascism. This is democracy dying. Protesters shut down their nation in Israel to save democracy. So far, I haven’t heard of any protests shutting down the governments in Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Indiana, and Pennsylvania to save democracy. But we did have huge protests that turned into riots on January 6, 2021, designed to murder democracy. Americans need to save America. We need to save the United States from Republicans.”
The Israeli Supreme Court has 15 judges who are all appointed by the president after being nominated by the Judicial Selection Committee. The extreme Right in Israel, which includes Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, wants to change that.
Netanyahu has proposed to “overhaul” the courts which would enable the Knesset (Israel’s Congress) to override Supreme Court decisions, diminish the ability of the court to conduct judicial review of legislation and of administrative action, prohibit the court from ruling on the constitutionality of basic laws, and change the makeup of the Judicial Selection Committee so that politicians could influence the makeup of the court. By the way, Netanyahu is facing multiple corruption charges that could make their way to the Supreme Court.
Until recently, the Supreme Court of Israel was the only government body that had a majority approval rating from both Jews and Arabs in Israel. Not so much anymore. Conservative…
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