Dan Netanyahu, cousin of prime minister, slams proposed judicial overhaul

Dan Netanyahu, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cousin addressed the anti-government demonstration at Habima Square in Tel Aviv earlier tonight.

He emphasizes the importance of the three branches of government, and says that without them, Israel ceases to be a democracy.

He says the so-called override clause, which would allow lawmakers to overrule High Court rulings, will bring an end to the court and the faith of the public in the judiciary.

He says the government’s plans will eventually allow the government to make opposition political parties illegal.

“My cousin Netanyahu. We met to eulogize my mother, a retired Supreme Court judge. At the same time, you expressed your admiration for my mother… a role model and example for the legal community and the entire people of Israel,” he says.

“The judicial system is independent and should not be dragged to the will of the public,” he adds.

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