Opposition head Lapid warns of disintegration in Israeli society
In a speech at the Knesset, Yair Lapid held the occupation's Minister of Justice responsible for the divisions happening within the Israeli settler society.
On Wednesday, an Israeli opposition leader said that half a year from now, Israeli society will crumble from within and abound with hatred.
In his speech at the Knesset, Lapid addressed the occupation Minister of Justice Yariv Levin: "you are responsible for this, Levin because you are the real prime minister. "
"You are responsible for what is happening now and do not waste our time by talking about dialogue [regarding judicial amendments] while you pass this law. Stop lying," Lapid added.
The proposition to amend the judicial system has caused sharp divisions within the Israeli settler society.
The initiative was led by the Minister of Justice Yariv Levin in the occupation government. A few days ago, the Law and Constitution Committee in the “Knesset” approved two articles of the legislation, in the first reading.
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The legislation aims to increase government control over the judiciary. It would prevent courts from overturning any amendments made by the government to "Israel's" quasi-constitutional "Basic Laws", in addition to giving more weight to the government in the judge selection committee.
A few days ago, Lapid warned against passing the judicial amendments law, claiming that it "would harm the Israeli economy and security."
Earlier, Lapid had also proclaimed that "Israel" is on the brink of the abyss, and is at a decisive moment," adding that it is "walking towards ruin if the judicial amendments law is passed."
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For the past seven weeks, about 135,000 settlers protested in "Tel Aviv" and 98,845 in other settlements throughout the occupied territories, including in "Netanya" and occupied Al-Quds, according to organizers against the judicial reform legislation.
Former occupation Prime Minister Naftali Bennet also shared Lapid's concerns over internal strife.
Occupation President Isaac Herzog, who had been aiming to mediate the crisis between the Israeli ruling parties and the opposition, voiced concern over the divisiveness of the legislation, whereby it threatens the unity of the settler population.
"This is a difficult morning," he said. "Many people fear for the nation's unity,"
"We need to make every effort to continue dialogue after this vote, to reach an agreed framework to take us out of this difficult period," he added
The big picture
Political divisions in "Israel" between the government and the opposition are escalating in light of the exchange of accusations of responsibility for the possible outbreak of an "internal war", as "Israel" is witnessing demonstrations held by thousands of settlers against the government of Benjamin Netanyahu.
This comes shortly after leaders within the Israeli occupation spoke about the ongoing division in "Israel" exposed by the results of the latest legislative elections.
Herzog said during a speech on the 27th anniversary of the killing of former Israeli occupation Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin that "the complicated political status quo in Israel poses somewhat of a historic challenge for us."
Meanwhile, former Israeli occupation Security Minister Benny Gantz called Israeli settlers to take to the streets in protest of changes to the Israeli "judicial" system that Benjamin Netanyahu's government proposed.
The demonstrators repeated chants against the new Israeli occupation government and some of its extremist ministers such as Police Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir and Finance Minister Betzalel Smotrich, as per Israeli media.
Following his November 1 election win, Netanyahu took office late last month at the head of a coalition with Haganah-minded parties, some of whose officials now head key ministries. The new occupation government has announced intentions to pursue a policy of settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank.