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.