Netanyahu's 'reforms' may cost 'Israel' bloody price: Officials
A group of current and former senior Israeli officials blames Netanyahu's government for risking the security of "Israel".
Israeli media reported that 250 current and former senior officials published a poignant letter in which they accused Israeli occupation Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government of creating and assimilating destructive "factionalism", hatred, fear, and a culture of lies, and of fatally damaging "social cohesion.
Against the backdrop of the Netanyahu government's "judicial overhaul" that would undermine the Israeli Supreme Court, the signatories underlined that the governmental run amok into the abyss must be stopped, and a correction process with "a broad national consensus that will ensure the security and future" of "Israel" must begin.
The letter accused Netanyahu and his government of "instilling distrust in the legal system" and violating the "principle of separation of powers."
It also blamed the government "for putting the solid Israeli economy at real risk" due to the bad path it is following, which is leading to a "regime change" under the name of "judicial reform".
"Israel" is witnessing protests against the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, especially its plans related to judiciary reforms. This is not all; many have warned that a "civil war" was just around the corner for the Israeli occupation. pic.twitter.com/Hza4rScjFu— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) March 5, 2023
The Israeli officials blamed the Israeli government for risking the security of "Israel" by "diverting the attention from the issues of the regime coup at a time when the existential threat stems from the accelerated Iranian activity, the growing Palestinian terrorism, and the threat of Hezbollah."
The letter pointed out that the Israeli government caused fundamental damage to the chain of command in the Israeli occupation military and the Israeli Police and "the necessary unity of responsibility and authority, damage that may cost an expensive and unnecessary blood price."
"We accuse the Israeli government and its leader of promoting legislation that could expose and abandon current and former members of the security forces to international legal proceedings at the Criminal Court in The Hague and elsewhere," it indicated.
Elsewhere, they accused Netanyahu's government of "creating a real crisis against the American government, the necessary supporter of Israel's security."
Israeli settlers have reportedly resumed their protests to rally against the "judicial overhaul" after Netanyahu rejected an appeal for compromise proposed by the Israeli occupation President Isaac Herzog.
Several provisions of the proposed "judicial overhaul" plan have already been adopted by the Knesset.