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  6/20/2013, Tammuz 12, 5773

Coalition Chair Not Deterred by Opposition to His Bills


Coalition Chairman Yariv Levin (Likud Beyteinu) said, Thursday, that he was not deterred by opposition to bills he is promoting to reform the Supreme Court and provide benefits to those who contribute to the state. Interviewed by Arutz Sheva's Hebrew service, he said, "The great power given to the High Court judges until today to decide on selecting new judges, was contrary to the values ​​of democracy and the principle of separation of powers. Until now,  the Supreme Court judges have had veto power over any decision. They were three judges who voted as one. All that is changing." He added, "There's a lot of hypocrisy by people who take the name of justice in vain, trying to achieve what they have not been able to achieve in the elections."

Regarding attacks by those who oppose his bill to give benefits to veterans of the security forces, Levin noted, "I have said, more than once, that whoever fears being attacked for his views should not go to the public domain. I am used to attacks on all the bills I submitted as I am on the proposal for those who contribute to the state." He added, "It's true that the justice minister is hindering this law but I am not giving up, This is a long-term struggle designed to get us back on the Zionist and Jewish track. It's a long and complex process and I am determined to run it."