Israel’s Knesset (parliament) has recently passed a controversial law that makes it more difficult for a sitting prime minister to be removed from office. The contentious bill was proposed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is facing various criminal indictments, and would significantly limit what constitutes as grounds for impeachment. Under the new regulations, a three-quarters majority in the parliament and the cabinet are needed to remove the prime minister, with psychological or other health reasons being the only permissible conditions. Critics of the law say it is intended to protect Netanyahu from potential legal action, claims that he has denied.
In an apparent effort to further consolidate power, this legislation has stirred up much public outcry from those opposed to Netanyahu’s rule and his judicial reforms. The bill follows months of turmoil in Israel amid corruption allegations against its leader and could have major implications on how Israeli politics operate in the future.
This controversial new ruling has created a political storm in Israel, highlighting the power of its leader and potentially impacting how politics are conducted in the future. While some view this as an effective way to protect Prime Minister Netanyahu from potential legal action, others deem it a blatant attempt to increase his personal power.
Despite the controversy and public outcry, Netanyahu is now able to continue his judicial reforms with greater power. The implications of this new ruling are yet to be seen, but it is clear that the Prime Minister has been given a great deal of political control over the country.