Netanyahu tells CBS: Blanket overhaul of Supreme Court decisions ‘is not going to happen’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells US television that a “blanket overhaul” of Supreme Court decisions “is not going to happen” under his planned judicial shakeup.

Speaking to CBS News, Netanyahu says he does “not accept a blanket ability of the parliament to overcome judicial Supreme Court decisions, just as we don’t accept that the court can abrogate any decision by the parliament. Both sides of these extremes hinder the balance between the three branches of government.”

The premier also acknowledges there are “people on my side of the aisle who believe that the original proposal is not going to happen,” as compromise talks are ongoing between coalition and opposition representatives. While judicial reform is necessary, “there is a middle way,” he says, and adds that he’s “going to do my damnedest to find it.”

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