Senior opposition MKs slam new judicial compromise proposal

Several senior opposition lawmakers slam a new proposal for changing the judicial system that is aimed as a compromise to the government’s planned overhaul.

National Unity MK Gideon Sa’ar, a former justice minister, tweets that the proposal will lead to the “politicization of the selection of judges,” set a “high and extreme bar” for the High Court to exercise judicial review and would make legal advice non-binding for the government.

“It’s the same woman [but] in a Purim robe,” he says.

Labor party chief Merav Michaeli suggests the proposal is in fact the work of the coalition so it can be presented as a compromise.

“The mask has again dropped. You can’t fool an entire country,” she writes on Twitter.

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