Israel new law limiting Supreme Court power to disqualify Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Now even the Supreme Court will not be able to remove the Israeli PM: the bill passed before the verdict in the corruption case against Netanyahu, the opposition said - dictatorship
The government passed a new bill in Israel on Thursday. Under this, now even the Supreme Court will not be able to remove the Prime Minister from the post. If the Prime Minister is physically or mentally unfit, only the government can temporarily remove him by disqualifying him. For this also the support of three-fourths of the MPs will be necessary.
Apart from this, the Prime Minister of the country can resign himself by giving information to the Parliament. For this, he will need the support of two-thirds of the MPs. After a long debate in Israel's parliament, this bill was passed by a margin of 61-47 votes.
Opposition parties alleged that this law was made to save PM, Benjamin Netanyahu. Actually, 3 corruption cases are going on against Netanyahu. These include allegations of taking bribes, taking expensive gifts from his important people and making deals with media companies to show news in favour of the government. Apart from this, the Netanyahu government is also in trouble regarding judicial reform in Israel.
Under the Judicial Reform Bill, the Parliament will get the right to overturn the decisions of the SC. Demonstrations are being held across the country regarding this. Under the 2020 agreement, Netanyahu himself cannot be involved in the work related to this bill. In February, Attorney General Bahrav Miara hinted at Netanyahu's removal from office in view of the protests against the bill.
Opposition party leader Yer Lapid said – The government has passed the bill like thieves in the night. This proves that Netanyahu does not care about the public but only about himself. We will file a petition against this in the High Court. There is democracy in Israel. We will not let this turn into Netanyahu's dictatorship. At the same time, Labor leader Merav Mikheli said – This law has been made only to save Netanyahu from going to jail. We will continue to fight against it.
According to the Times of Israel, the Netanyahu government is preparing to introduce another bill. Under this, the court will not be able to interfere in making or removing ministers in the government. In fact, Israel's Attorney General Bahrav Miara forced Netanyahu to remove his special minister Aryeh Deri from his post in January. He was facing trial in the High Court for several economic crimes. After the new bill, the return of dairy in the Netanyahu government will be possible.