Far-right Heritage Minister Amichai Eliyahu tells the Tel Aviv crowd that the coalition plans to use its Knesset majority to push through judicial changes.
“We have 64 mandates that aren’t willing to give up on the judicial system. We have 64 mandates that demand judicial reform,” he says, referring to the number of seats the coalition holds in the 120-member parliament.
“We say to the High Court of Justice political party… we don’t want your reasonableness,” adds Eliyahu, a member of the far-right Otzma Yehudit party.
“They’re embarrassed about our origins, but we’re proud of them,” he continues, in theme with the protest’s populist overtones.
“In what democracy in the world do pilots [have the power to stop a government], in what democracy in the world is there a difference between right and left wing protesters?”