Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired his defense minister on Sunday, the day before he called for a month-long break from the government’s controversial judicial reform process.
The reform, which aims to increase the power of magistrates over elected officials, undermines the democratic nature of the state of Israel, according to its opponents.
Mr. Netanyahu and his far-right and ultra-Orthodox allies see the need to restore a balanced balance of power between elected officials and the Supreme Court.
“Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to remove Defense Minister Yoav Gallant from his post“, his office said in a brief statement.
In a speech on Saturday evening, Mr. Gallant, Mr. Despite belonging to the same right-wing party as Netanyahu, the Likud is “”A real threat to Israel’s security“.
“The defense of Israel has always been and always will be my life’s work.“, he repeated on Twitter on Sunday in reaction to his dismissal.
The other day he called “Stopping the legislative processA month, ahead of a critical week that is expected to be marked by more legislation and more mass protests.
“I am aligned with Likud values […] But major changes at the national level must be made through consultation and dialogue“, the minister added.
According to Israeli news media estimates, Mr. Gallant called at the same time.
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