Israelis of the right-wing gather in large numbers to support the government’s hotly contested reform of the judiciary.
On Thursday, tens of thousands of pro-government demonstrators gathered in Israel to urge Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his coalition to stand firm in their opposition to a proposed judicial reform.
At a rally in Jerusalem, thousands of right-wing protesters chanted, “We don’t want compromise,” as senior coalition leaders spoke.
They chanted “fire Miara” and waved Israeli flags as they gathered in front of the legislature on Kaplan Street.
Israel’s attorney general, Gali Baharav Miara, has criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s highly contentious judicial plans.
He reportedly stated, “Consensus means substantive negotiation,” according to Haaretz. We are informed that assuming the change passes, there will be a fascism here. Show me a democracy in which legal advisers, not the government, make decisions.
Bezalel Smotrich, the extreme right money serve, told protestors: ” We will not give up on a state that is Jewish. We will not give up on Israeli democracy, and no one will ever be able to steal the term. The people will receive legal reform if they demand it.
“They have the media and business tycoons who fund protests. We have individuals, who request that we fix what should be fixed,” Smotrich added.
In a tweet, Netanyahu expressed gratitude to the crowd for attending the rally, I am grateful to the tens of thousands of Israelis who traveled to Jerusalem tonight to show their support for our government. I am deeply moved by your passion and patriotic spirit.”
Lapid’s Expressed Shame
Resistance pioneer Yair Lapid said he felt “profound disgrace and profound misery” when he saw the supportive of redesign fight.
“This is the very thing that each Israeli who is important for the normal larger part felt when he saw the nonconformists stepping on pictures of Justices for the highest court,” he said on Twitter.
“Israeli society is being torn apart and the people are still being torn apart by the incendiary speeches made by ministers and lawmakers. Where do they intend to take us as a nation? How else will they treat the Province of Israel and individuals of Israel before they stop?”
For the past 16 weeks, tens of thousands of Israelis have been gathering weekly to oppose the judicial reforms. In the past, they have used strikes to shut down important parts of the country and limited the capabilities of the military.