Jul 23 • 24M

E17. The Reasonableness Bill: What Separates Democratic Israel from the Abyss

A Conversation with Professor Yuval Shany on Why This Bill Matters so Much to Israeli Democracy

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Vivian Bercovici
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On Monday or Tuesday the coalition government led by PM Benjamin Netanyahu seems determined to pass into law the Reasonableness Bill, which will mark the first concrete change to the judicial system which many fear is just the beginning. Key ministers in the government have been unwavering in their commitment to push the whole reform package through in stages, introducing change that many are convinced heralds the end of liberal democracy in the country. Vivian Bercovici speaks with Professor Shany on the various issues of concern and why so many Israelis are deeply alarmed.


For more on what went down in Israel over he weekend have a look at our “24 Hours of Israel in Fact and Viral Video”. It’s a tour de force of an intense weekend of protest, counter protest and a war of viral videos.

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