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 extremists have a solid majority in the Knesset, which would totally control the nation if they control the courts. The proposed changes to the court system have rocked Israel and protests have taken over the nation.
Israelis have been protesting against these changes and on Monday, protesters surrounded the Knesset as it was preparing to vote on the “overhaul. Protesters have blocked highways and Israel’s largest trade union, Histadrut, called a national strike for Monday. That prompted shutdowns in schools, hospitals, and government buildings. It even shut down Israeli embassies including the one in Washington, D.C.
And then, Netanyahu put the plan on hold.
This shit hit the fan on Sunday when Netanyahu fired his defense minister, Yoav Gallant, who is the only government minister who publicly opposed the judicial overhaul. The rest of the Israeli government ministers, much like Republicans in this country, are cowards. Roads were blocked by protesters immediately with bonfires being set throughout the nation.
Netanyahu plans to hold more “discussions” before holding the vote in April. Note, he has not canceled the fascist plan at all.
In Florida, Governor Ron DeFascist is firing elected prosecutors he disagrees with. He’s banning specific topics from education and has even created a board to control Disney’s content. There are bills in Florida, Missouri, Indiana, and Pennsylvania to remove “woke” prosecutors that the legislatures (Republicans) don’t like.” A bill just passed the Georgia House that will create a commission to discipline and remove wayward prosecutors, like the one in Atlanta currently investigating Donald Trump’s election interference in 2020 (“find me 11,780 votes”).
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.
When Donald Trump said there will be “death and destruction” if he’s prosecuted, he wasn’t kidding. Donald Trump and Republicans will be the death and destruction of our democracy.
It was reported today that President Biden will not invite Netanyahu to the White House in the near future. Good.
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Well well, another democracy with a person being investigated and want to change how things are done, BiBi can join Bolsonaro in the newly created FASICST state of Floridastan, seems to be a safe haven for these people. He can try to push threw it again in April, but he will meet the same but bigger protests. Once putin looses his power, he can move to Floridastan without the fear of being arrested – sick world we have. Cheers and the boot were the right touch.
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Agreed, but How do we save America from the Republicans???
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Um, buy enough AR-15 copies for ourselves to send to Ukraine that gun manufacturers will no longer need to donate to the NRA?
“Yonatan “Yoni” Netanyahu (Hebrew: יונתן נתניהו; March 13, 1946 – July 4, 1976) was an American-born Israel Defense Forces (IDF) officer who commanded the elite commando unit Sayeret Matkal during Operation Entebbe, an operation to rescue hostages held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda in 1976. 102 of the 106 hostages were rescued, but Netanyahu was killed in action—the only IDF fatality during the operation.”
The Wrong Brother Died. TWBD
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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.”