Cronologia da reforma judicial em Israel infographic
A infografia mostra o crescendo de protestos contra o plano de reforma judicial de Israel.


Cronologia da reforma judicial em Israel

By Duncan Mil

January 2, 2024 - O Supremo Tribunal da Israel revogou legislação controversa aprovada pelo governo do Primeiro ministro Benjamin Netanyahu que bloqueava a capacidade do tribunal para reverrter decisões do governo.

The 15 justices of Israel’s top court ruled in an 8:7 majority vote to strike down the amendment to Basic Law on the Judiciary.

The amendment passed by Benjamin Netanyahu’s far-right government into law in the Knesset in July has divided Israelis and triggered mass protests over the past 12 months.

Known as the “reasonableness” bill, it removed the power of the Supreme Court to cancel government decisions it deemed to be “extremely unreasonable.”

One of the law’s architects, Justice Minister Yariv Levin, criticised the judges for making it “impossible for the Knesset and the government to legislate basic laws or to make decisions without the judges’ approval.”

Levin called their decision to strike it down undemocratic. Netanyahu’s Likud party said the decision opposed “the will of the people for unity, especially during wartime.”

Yair Lapid -- leader of Yesh Atid, the largest opposition party -- welcomed the verdict, saying on X (formerly Twitter) that the country’s top court had “faithfully fulfilled its role in protecting the citizens of Israel.”

Israel’s leadership has been under pressure domestically for its perceived failure in preventing Hamas’s brutal attack on October 7 and for, so far, proving unable to rescue all the Israeli hostages.

PUBLISHED: 02/01/2024; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images