Netanyahu’s coalition presenting law for appointing judges in the Knesset


The Secretary of the Israeli Knesset announced on Tuesday morning that the draft law appointing judges has been placed on the table of the Knesset Secretariat, in preparation for voting on it in the second and third readings, in an automatic procedure after its approval in the first reading and its approval in the Law and Constitution Committee of the Knesset, in Within 24 hours after it is put to a vote in the General Assembly.

This comes on the morning of Netanyahu’s announcement of suspending the legislation of the plan to weaken the judiciary, in which the amendment of the Basic Law: The Judiciary is one of its most prominent legislation and the most opposed by opponents of the judicial plan.

The Knesset secretary’s announcement sparked outrage among the opposition in the Knesset.

Israeli media quoted Knesset member Neama Lazimi as saying, “Not a single day passed for the public to understand the suspension of the legislation, for the coalition to present the text for a vote on it… What’s the hurry?  These are negotiations with a gun to the head”.

The head of the Yisrael Beiteinu party, Avigdor Lieberman, called on the heads of the Yesh Atid parties, Yair Lapid, and the National Camp, Benny Gantz, to cancel sending their delegates to the negotiations with the coalition over the judicial plan, to be held in the office of the head of state, Isaac Herzog, because of the bill submission of these amendments.

Lieberman added on Twitter, “It’s not possible to conduct negotiations while Netanyahu and his partners continue legislative procedures… I call on the opposition parties to withdraw the crews that were sent to the President’s office, until the Basic Law on the Judiciary and Courts is removed from the Knesset table… You cannot have a dialogue like this”.

The former Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Barak, called on both Lapid and Gantz not to speak with Netanyahu until the legislation of the plan to weaken the judiciary is preserved.

Barak in Radio interview, “Netanyahu doesn’t do this (suspending legislation) out of his desire to prevent a rift, as he is the one who caused all this rift… He wants to save his collapsing rule from the protests that exposed his weakness… There’s no meaning to this dialogue if all the proposed legislation isn’t memorized at its beginning”.

In addition, the US ambassador to Israel, Thomas Nides, said that it is expected that the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, will be invited to visit the White House and meet with US President, Joe Biden, after the Jewish Passover holiday on the fifth of next April, and it will last for a week.

Nides said, “Netanyahu has visited the White House 50 times, and I am sure that he will be invited very soon, and it’s likely that he will be invited after Easter… There’s no doubt that he will meet with Biden at the White House, as they are friends”.

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