Yesh Atid MK invokes Nazis during judicial overhaul debate: ‘They rose to power democratically’

MK Ram Ben-Barak at the Knesset in Jerusalem on June 20, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
MK Ram Ben-Barak at the Knesset in Jerusalem on June 20, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Opposition Yesh Atid MK Ram Ben Barak invokes the rise of the Nazis during a Knesset plenum debate on legislation that the government is pushing to shift powers from the courts to politicians.

“This is worse than all the regimes that we don’t want to be like,” Ben Barak says. “Not the Turks, Hungarians or Poles, and yes, I will say from this podium, Nazi Germany. They rose to power democratically.”

The statement is denounced by coalition members, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying it shows the opposition “has gone off the rails.”

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