Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar says he’s “not deterred” by the intense criticism he has been facing since unveiling a law to bar lawmakers indicted for serious crimes from becoming prime minister.
At an event in memory of former chief justice Meir Shamgar, Sa’ar says: “My law is at an important crossroads. Avoiding its legislation could return Israel to very dangerous places that may crush our fundamental regime foundations.
“I’m not deterred by the wild attacks and I intend to continue fulfiling my role for the benefit of the country, as I see it.”
Netanyahu’s Likud party has in recent days lambasted the law as “anti-democratic” and as reminiscent of Iran.