Constitutional Disputes Over Israeli Judiciary Reforms Amplify

Israel president warns of ‘constitutional and social collapse’

Israel’s president floated a compromise plan on Sunday to spare the country what he described as a “constitutional collapse” and possible violence, over a contested judicial overhaul sought by the hard-right government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“The genius of American democracy and Israeli democracy is that they are both built on strong institutions, on checks and balances, on an independent judiciary,” U.S. President Joe Biden said in a statement quoted by the New York Times on Sunday.

Maayan Lubell Reuters

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