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News and updates about judicial reform

MK Rothman:

'No connection between the reform and the massacre'

MK Simcha Rotman talked in an interview about his shock from October 7th, the assistance he provided in identifying the deceased, and the claims that the divide around the reform led to the massacre.

'No connection between the reform and the massacre'

Supreme Court appointments:

Justice Min. supports Yitzhak Amit as Chief Justice?

Justice Min. Levin offers compromise on Supreme Court appointments, paving the way for Yitzhak Amit to become Chief Justice.

Justice Min. supports Yitzhak Amit as Chief Justice?

Enough unity?

Anti-government groups to renew demonstrations

The anti-government Kaplan Force has announced an 'evening of awakening' to call for elections.

Anti-government groups to renew demonstrations

Our binary option problem

Israel has a serious problem with binary options. Either you’re with us, or against us. Either democracy or reform. Either yes Bibi or no Bibi. Oped.

Our binary option problem

MK posts conspiracy theory, Mossad responds

MK Tally Gotliv, citing an obscure website, posted a theory claiming a connection between the husband of an anti-government activist and Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar.

MK posts conspiracy theory, Mossad responds

MK Simcha Rothman:

'After the war, we will all be different'

In TV interview, MK Simcha Rotman presents conciliatory position on the dispute which split the country on the eve of the war.

'After the war, we will all be different'

'Wild and dangerous'

Caricature of former Supreme Court President sparks storm online

A drawing of former Supreme Court President Esther Hayut stabbing an IDF soldier in the back has drawn mass controversy online.

Caricature of former Supreme Court President sparks storm online

Simcha Rothman to Arutz Sheva:

'Soldiers returning from Gaza won't tolerate divisive rhetoric'

MK Simcha Rothman says that the Supreme Court was mistaken to have ruled on the Reasonableness Standard during the war.

'Soldiers returning from Gaza won't tolerate divisive rhetoric'

2nd ruling this week:

Supreme Court delays implementation of Incapacitation Law

2 days after declaring its power to strike down Basic Laws, Supreme Court orders law protecting PM from orders to step down until next term.

Supreme Court delays implementation of Incapacitation Law

Judges should take off robes and report to the battlefront

In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision, we must remember that Israel's national unity is all that matters. Op-ed.

Judges should take off robes and report to the battlefront

IDF reservist from Gaza:

'We will not let politicians bring back divisive discourse'

Rabbi Uri Sadan writes from the front lines: 'Those trying to divide, separate, and alienate us, will not do this any longer in our name.'

'We will not let politicians bring back divisive discourse'

Law Prof. Eugene Kontorovich:

'Israel's Court carried out a wartime judicial coup'

Legal expert Prof. Eugene Kontorovich to BBC: 'Supreme court's ruling not challenged by government whose main priority is winning the war"

'Israel's Court carried out a wartime judicial coup'

Ayelet Shaked to Arutz Sheva:

Soldiers in Gaza keep telling me ‘please keep the unity'

Fmr. Justice Minister responds to latest judicial controversy: "We should'nt be dealing with this right now, we need to fight the Hamas"

Soldiers in Gaza keep telling me ‘please keep the unity'

MK promises:

'We'll finish the war and make order in the Supreme Court'

MK Tzvika Foghel responds to judicial activism, promises: 'We'll deal with Hamas, Hezbollah, and make order in the Supreme Court.'

'We'll finish the war and make order in the Supreme Court'

Rabbi Eliyahu to Supreme Court

'No one authorized you, your ruling is not legal'

'No one chose the judges, no one authorized them to cancel regular laws or the country's Basic Laws,' Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu says.

'No one authorized you, your ruling is not legal'

Supreme Court ruling on reasonability standard sparks firestorm

The ruling by the Supreme Court to block the reasonability standard reform has brought reactions from across Israel's political spectrum.

Supreme Court ruling on reasonability standard sparks firestorm

Kohelet Policy Forum:

'Unfortunate Supreme Court chose this moment to sow division'

Think tank says 'in 1 of the most unfortunate actions in the Court’s history, it has rushed a divisive decision, in the midst of a war.'

'Unfortunate Supreme Court chose this moment to sow division'

Overturning Basic Law:

Supreme Court strikes down Reasonableness Standard law

Israel's Supreme Court makes historic move of striking down a quasi-constitutional law while Israel is at war with Hamas.

Supreme Court strikes down Reasonableness Standard law

Likud source:

Gov't will not act if Supreme Ct overturns Basic Law

Sources in Israel's coalition say government does not intend to renew legislation on judicial reform, so long as war with Hamas continues.

Gov't will not act if Supreme Ct overturns Basic Law

Supreme Court to speed up ruling publication after leak to press

In light of a reported ruling on the Reasonableness Standard, the Supreme Court has decided to advance publication of the formal ruling.

Supreme Court to speed up ruling publication after leak to press

Justice Minister:

Supreme Court mustn't issue controversial ruling during wartime

Justice Min. Levin blasts Supreme Court for ruling on judicial reform: 'Act responsibly during wartime, don't create deep rift in nation.'

Supreme Court mustn't issue controversial ruling during wartime

Otzma Yehudit MK: Supreme Court is calling for civil war

MK Almog Cohen warns against the Supreme Court ruling on the reasonability standard during wartime.

Otzma Yehudit MK: Supreme Court is calling for civil war

Report:

Supreme Court to rule on 'Reasonableness' Basic Law soon

Amit Segal reports Supreme Court to take unprecedented step of striking down a Basic Law while Israel is at war.

Supreme Court to rule on 'Reasonableness' Basic Law soon

Kaplan Force’ and the ‘Swords of Iron’ war

Hamas put a stop to the judicial reform protests that filled Israeli streets and channeled that into unity. At least, for now. Opinion.

Kaplan Force’ and the ‘Swords of Iron’ war

Protest org. apologizes for using fallen soldiers in campaign

Brothers in Arms published an ad claiming the government does not care about fallen soldiers, angering bereaved families.

Protest org. apologizes for using fallen soldiers in campaign

Justice Minister Levin:

'I'm not dealing with the judicial reform now'

Justice Minister Yariv Levin spoke about his efforts to establish an emergency government.

'I'm not dealing with the judicial reform now'

Israel didn't start this war, but Israel must finish

Despite the grief, despite the ongoing war, there are things that must be said, so that they may make a permanent impression.Opinion.

Israel didn't start this war, but Israel must finish

Leftists can’t figure out why they’re so unpopular

Real Israelis are turned off by miserable people, such as you and your constant kvetching. Op-ed.

Leftists can’t figure out why they’re so unpopular

Chief Rabbi to President:

'There are many who are afraid to express an opinion of peace'

President Herzog visited the Sukkah of Rabbi David Lau, who praised the president for his efforts to bring reach a national consensus.

'There are many who are afraid to express an opinion of peace'

Tel Aviv protest leader:

'We don't disturb prayers, this isn't why we protest'

A senior figure in the protest against the government denounces the interruption of Yom Kippur prayers in the city.

'We don't disturb prayers, this isn't why we protest'

Message in protest group: 'Our situation isn't good, we are few'

A message posted in a social media group for anti-government protesters warns Yom Kippur violence severely impacted support for protest.

Message in protest group: 'Our situation isn't good, we are few'

Kohelet Forum leader:

'The coalition will have to learn how to govern responsibly'

Moshe Koppel, director of the Kohelet Policy Forum, tells the Wall Street Journal where the judicial reform should go next.

'The coalition will have to learn how to govern responsibly'

Justice Minister:

'If I had the power to fire the A-G, I'd do it immediately'

Minister Levin says Attorney General Baharav-Miara's positions are too extreme even for the Supreme Court.

'If I had the power to fire the A-G, I'd do it immediately'

Ayelet Shaked:

Supreme Court does not need to interfere in everything

Former Justice Minister warns: 'This is a Basic Law - the Supreme Court does not have a source giving it the authority to intervene.'

Supreme Court does not need to interfere in everything

Minister Levin:

'Court's decision will overturn election results'

Yariv Levin says that those petitioning Incapacitation Law are looking to depose PM Netanyahu because they couldn't win the elections.

'Court's decision will overturn election results'

11 justices attend:

Supreme Court holds hearing on invalidation of Basic Law

Government threatens: Court interference in legislation may lead to re-legislation with different wording, in order to bypass court.

Supreme Court holds hearing on invalidation of Basic Law

Upcoming conference:

Do judicial reform opponents provide weapons to the ICC?

During a conference next week, panelists will debate whether the opponents of the plan give fule to investigate Israel.

Do judicial reform opponents provide weapons to the ICC?

President Herzog:

'We are in a domestic state of emergency'

At the ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War president called on the nation to overcome inner conflict.

'We are in a domestic state of emergency'

Shas chief on judicial reform:

'Closer than ever to a broad consensus'

Aryeh Deri calls on all sides to reach agreements, avoid increasing 'dangerous' rifts.

'Closer than ever to a broad consensus'

Precedent-setting:

Judge allows Tel Aviv municipality to take part in protests

Judge Michal Agmon-Gonen says mayor, other city officials may support anti-government protests.

Judge allows Tel Aviv municipality to take part in protests

IDF investigating soldier who sang 'Hatikva' at protest

'Kaplan Force' says soldier had permission from his commanders to sing at protest. IDF says act violates military orders.

IDF investigating soldier who sang 'Hatikva' at protest

Hasidim from Brooklyn put tefillin on protesters outside UN

Hundreds of Chabad-Lubavitch hasidim arrive at the UN on Friday, offering protesters for and against the judicial reform to lay tefillin.

Hasidim from Brooklyn put tefillin on protesters outside UN

Poll:

Most Israelis oppose holding anti-Netanyahu protests in the US

A full 53% of Israelis oppose the anti-government protests held during PM Netanyahu's visit to the US.

Most Israelis oppose holding anti-Netanyahu protests in the US

Pro-Netanyahu activists rally in New York

Pro-government activists gather in New York to counter anti-reform protests. 'We'll show the world New York stands with the Prime Minister.'

Pro-Netanyahu activists rally in New York

Watch:

Netanyahu thanks right-wing protesters in New York

The PM & his wife went out to the activists demonstrating in support of the gov't outside the hotel where the Netanyahus are staying in NY.

Netanyahu thanks right-wing protesters in New York

Likud:

'Ehud Barak a megalomaniac who wants to be PM at any cost'

Ruling party accuses former PM of incitement after he says 'lives will be lost' in fight against judicial reforms.

'Ehud Barak a megalomaniac who wants to be PM at any cost'

MK Maoz:

'Take a break from the reform, cost of living is priority'

Maoz calls on government to focus on economic issues - cost of living is top priority, appeals to protest leaders

'Take a break from the reform, cost of living is priority'

Fmr. PM Barak:

'Lives will be lost in fight against judicial reform'

Former Prime Minister says protest movement will do anything to stop the Israeli government's judicial reform plan.

'Lives will be lost in fight against judicial reform'

Henry Kissinger:

'I'm worried about the concessions to the Saudis'

Former US Sec. of State discussed negotiations between the US and Saudi Arabia, the political situation in Israel, and the Yom Kippur War.

'I'm worried about the concessions to the Saudis'

MK Tal:

'Protests against Netanyahu are protests against Israel'

MK Ohad Tal says this is the first time that Israeli anti-government protesters are standing alongside PLO protesters outside the UN.

'Protests against Netanyahu are protests against Israel'

Lilud MK: 'The opposition had no problem saying these things'

MK Nissim Vaturi reminds Israel's opposition of some of the comments made against Netanyahu in the wake of remarks by the Prime Minister.

Lilud MK: 'The opposition had no problem saying these things'

Unity govt. possible?

Gantz discusses joining govt. with party members

National Unity party holds meeting in which possibility of joining the current government is raised.

Gantz discusses joining govt. with party members

Likud clarifies:

Netanyahu has not scrapped the judicial reform

The Likud corrected the Prime Minister’s statement that during a meeting with Elon Musk, he called Levin's original proposal 'bad'

Netanyahu has not scrapped the judicial reform

Minister Silman:

'Everyone sees today what I saw a year and a half ago'

Environmental Protection Minister links her decision to leave the previous government with the protests against Netanyahu in the US.

'Everyone sees today what I saw a year and a half ago'

Protest leaders file police complaint against Netanyahu

Leaders of anti-judicial protest movement accuse PM of incitement against them over statement that they 'join up with the PLO, Iran.'

Protest leaders file police complaint against Netanyahu

Likud MK:

'Brothers in Arms is slandering Israel'

Likud MK Hanoch Milwidsky denounced the anti-reform protest organization as the next generation of Breaking the Silence.

'Brothers in Arms is slandering Israel'

Fmr. Ambassador Oren:

'The protesters feel they have support of the Biden admin.'

Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren criticized the planned protests against PM Netanyahu in the US.

'The protesters feel they have support of the Biden admin.'

Protest leaders fear biblical law will overturn democracy

Activists against the judicial reform explain why they believe the current coalition poses such a danger to the state.

Protest leaders fear biblical law will overturn democracy

Complaint against ambassador who attended Sup. Court hearing

Israel has lodged a formal protest against the German ambassador's decision to attend the hearing on the reasonability standard.

Complaint against ambassador who attended Sup. Court hearing

Israeli Ambassador to the UN:

'UN not the right place for protests against the government'

Ambassador Gilad Erdan says protests at the UN are needless since the decisions are made in Israel.

'UN not the right place for protests against the government'