Former attorney general Avichai Mandelblit says Israel is in “a historic period that will be remembered for generations,” as he warns against the government’s radical plans to shake up the judiciary.
“You have something here that harms the most basic foundations of the government system, those in whose spirit the State of Israel was founded. I preferred not to be interviewed until I couldn’t take it anymore,” he tells Channel 13 news.
He warns that if the proposed changes pass into law, “Israel will cease being a democracy,” stressing the importance of an independent legal system.
“A collision is preferable to a bad compromise,” says Mandelblit.