'Israel' prepares to vote for controversial judicial reform plan
The Knesset will meet on Wednesday to elect two members to the so-called Israeli judicial selection committee.
Once again, Israeli politics is reaching a boiling point before a crucial vote concerning the occupation government's controversial proposals, which aim to reform the judiciary.
The Knesset is set to convene on Wednesday in order to elect two representatives to the so-called Israeli judicial selection committee.
The Israeli opposition put forward the center-left "Yesh Atid" MK Karine Elharar as a candidate, but several hardliners in occupation prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition demanded that both positions are filled with their own representatives.
Netanyahu has reportedly sent mixed signals over the overhaul's future, even though it has remained a central goal for his far-right partners and members of his Likud party, indicating that the coalition would be threatened if the law is abandoned.
The Israeli Prime Minister took office in late December, and the occupation's justice minister quickly announced a broad judicial overhaul on the grounds that the occupation supreme court wields "excessive power in any state with only one legislative body and a perceived leftwing bias."
Such methods may assist Netanyahu in avoiding prosecution in his corruption trial, in which he denies all charges.
Critics believe that the measures will erase so-called "democratic norms" by giving Israeli politicians power by allowing a small amount in the occupation Knesset to "overrule all of the court's decisions and politicizing the judiciary by adding more parliamentarians, or MKs, to the judicial selection committee."
Israelis on Saturday took to the streets in the hundreds of thousands throughout the occupied Palestinian territories to protest Netanyahu's contentious judicial overhaul bid for the 23rd week straight.
The protests come despite Netanyahu announcing in March a "pause" in a bid to allow for talks on the issue causing mass protests all over occupied Palestine.
Organizers claimed that more demonstrations were taking place across all over occupied Palestine, including in Haifa and "Rehovot".
An estimated 95,000 Israeli settlers participated in the main rally on "Kaplan Street" in "Tel Aviv" last week, and many smaller demonstrations were also staged in other cities, most notably occupied Al-Quds and Haifa, as per Israeli media reports.
Meanwhile, a recent poll shows that Netanyahu's coalition is losing public support in light of the government's controversial justice reform bill and escalating internal crisis, Israeli media reported.