Fleeing anger back home… Netanyahu begins a visit to Germany
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will heads to Berlin, Wednesday, on an official visit.
Netanyahu is scheduled to meet Chancellor Olaf Scholz and President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin on Thursday.
The German government recently criticized Netanyahu’s right-wing religious government for its planned judicial reform.
According to the Israeli government’s plans, in the future parliament will be able to veto decisions of the Supreme Court by a simple majority, in addition to giving politicians more influence in appointing judges.
In Israel, there is fierce resistance to judicial reform in Israel.
Tens of thousands of Israelis have repeatedly taken to the streets to protest the weakening of the judicial system.
Those plans could also serve the prime minister in a long-running corruption case.
Experts warn of the disastrous repercussions of the reform on the economy.
Opponents of reform in Israel intend to try to prevent Netanyahu from leaving the country through roadblocks.
There will also be protests against Netanyahu’s plans in Berlin, and the Berlin Metropolitan Police announced on Tuesday, implementing a highest level of security measures during the visit, and cordoning off the areas where Netanyahu will be present on a large scale.
According to police union data, more than 3,000 policemen are participating in the process of securing the visit, which will continue until next Friday morning.
It’s expected that Netanyahu’s talks with Scholz will revolve around bilateral cooperation, as well as international and regional security issues.
Netanyahu recently visited Rome and is also planning to visit London.
According to Israeli statements, Netanyahu is trying to find a firm common position against the Iranian nuclear program.