Opposition leaders vow to continue fighting the government’s efforts to overhaul the judiciary, after the coalition muscles through a bill that will curtain judges’ oversight of politicians.
“Like thieves in the night, the government passed a bill canceling reasonableness, and proving that nothing interests them except corrupt, anti-democratic laws,” Opposition Leader Yair Lapid says on Twitter. “The fight is not over. We will never give up on the values of the state of Israel. Tomorrow millions of Israelis will take to the streets with the Israeli flag to say: we will not give up.”
“It’s always darkest before the dawn. The struggle continues,” says National Unity party leader Benny Gantz.
“The regime coup government carried out an attack against Israeli democracy tonight. Lying to the public and trampling democracy. The protest will provide the public’s answer,” says Labor party leader Merav Michaeli. “Israel will not be a dictatorship — democracy will win.”