- Tel Aviv University students surrounded the entrance to the university with a barbed wire fence. “We put barriers in place to protect freedom of speech and freedom of the press,” they explain
- They object to “the desire to acquire unlimited power which the government wishes to achieve by introducing changes in the law”.
- Israeli President Yitzhak Herzog said on Wednesday the country was on the brink of civil war, but Prime Minister Netanyahu rejected his reconciliation plan.
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The third “Day of Riot” began with dozens of artists painting a red line on the road leading to the High Court in Jerusalem.
This, in the intention of the originators and organizers of the agitation, “There is an inextricable link between an independent judiciary and freedom of expression Expression of opinion through art, entertainment, culture and sports.
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Five people have been arrested, police said. Protesters said the paint used for the demonstration was specially formulated and “easily painted over”.
Tel Aviv University students surrounded the entrance to the university with a barbed wire fence. “We are putting up barriers to protect freedom of speech and freedom of the press,” protest organizers said. “We oppose the government’s desire to achieve unlimited power by amending the Act,” they added.
The Jerusalem Post also reported that the Israeli navy blocked the entrance to the port of Haifa for merchant ships on Thursday. “The Navy does not sail for dictatorship“- announce the banners on the boats of the bookers.
It was given by the Cabinet in early January Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s judicial reform plan This is seen as an attempt to consolidate power Legislative and executive at the expense of judiciary.
Among other things it envisions increased government control over the judicial selection process and the ability to overturn Supreme Court rulings by a 61-vote majority in Israel’s 120-seat unanimous parliament, the Knesset.
The reform plans have sparked weeks of protests in the streets of Israeli cities, sometimes in the form of violent clashes with police. On Wednesday, Israeli President Yitzhak Herzog declared that the country was on the brink of civil war.
— The government’s judicial reform program has divided the country, and I heard a lot of hateful words from both sides.“I propose a compromise solution that assumes mutual balance between the various branches of power,” said the President.
The head of state’s proposal has already been rejected by Netanyahu. According to the Prime Minister, the plan “does not agree with the government coalition and only maintains the status quo, failing to bring the necessary balance between the various branches of power.”
Netanyahu’s current government is in power until late 2022. supports him The coalition consists of right-wing, ultra-nationalist parties and representing the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community that won the Knesset elections in November. Netanyahu served as Prime Minister from 1996 to 1999 and from 2009 to 2021. In the Israeli political system, the president plays a mainly ceremonial role.
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