Likud MK: Overhaul fight really about Ashkenazi-Mizrahi divisions

Carrie Keller-Lynn is a former political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel

Likud lawmaker David Amsalem speaks at the Knesset in Jerusalem, February 13, 2023. (Twitter video screenshot: Used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)
Likud lawmaker David Amsalem speaks at the Knesset in Jerusalem, February 13, 2023. (Twitter video screenshot: Used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)

Likud MK and prospective future minister in the Justice Ministry David Amsalem says the current fight over judicial reform is really about inter-Jewish ethnic divisions.

Speaking on the Knesset floor shortly before the first volley of bills come up for initial votes, Amsalem says that the political debate “is not about this law or another. It’s that for 75 years” Mizrahi Jews have had less power than Ashkenazi Jews.

“That’s the debate,” adds Amsalem.

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