Netanyahu endorses Parliament Speaker's warning against Supreme Court
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expresses tacit support for Parliament Speaker Amir Ohana's warning to the Supreme Court.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has given tacit support to Parliamentary Speaker Amir Ohana's recent warning to the country's Supreme Court, cautioning against interference with "Israel's" fundamental laws by reposting a snippet of the latter's address on X.
This signals a clear indication that Netanyahu is not inclined to accept a possible court ruling to repeal a clause of the controversial judicial reform during an upcoming hearing.
In a statement on Wednesday, Ohana emphasized the importance of the Supreme Court recognizing "the limits of its power within a democracy", emphasizing that no branch of government should wield omnipotent authority.
Addressing Supreme Court judges ahead of the first hearing on a potential repeal of a judicial reform clause, Ohana stated that such a development would lead the nation "into an abyss" and asserted that the parliament would not accept being overruled.
Earlier this week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that he would withdraw some of the contentious judicial reform ideas introduced by his administration at the start of the year, which provoked widespread demonstrations.
Following his announcement to overhaul the judicial committee, the Israeli occupation has seen continuing protests.