At Knesset protest, legal scholar warns overhaul plan a ‘constitutional ticking bomb’
Carrie Keller-Lynn is a political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel
Legal scholar Yaniv Roznai tells The Times of Israel that approval of the government’s judicial shakeup plan will be like legislating a “constitutional ticking bomb,” shortly before addressing tens of thousands of protesters gathered outside the Knesset.
“This is not how to build a constitution. Who stands after it says it’s about democracy, public trust, governance, checks and balances. But this reform will destroy all of those,” says Roznai.
“Don’t legislate this constitutional ticking bomb,” adds the academic.
Speaking to the demonstrators, former Likud justice minister Dan Meridor says the Likud party has changed.
“I want to turn to people of the Likud – where are you?,” says Meridor, attacking the government’s judicial reform program and what he says is its support for Kahanism.
“This will be the grave of Menachem Begin’s Likud. Stop before the last moment,” he adds.