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It’s Time to Take to the Streets

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On Tuesday, the extension that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received from President Reuven Rivlin to try to form a government will expire. The process of forming the fifth Netanyahu government has turned out to be a liquidation sale of Israeli democracy and the rule of law.

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Having realized that a parliamentary immunity law tailored precisely to his needs would give him only limited benefits, Netanyahu now plans to pass a law that would deprive the Supreme Court of the power to intervene not just in Knesset legislation, but also in administrative decisions by the cabinet, individual ministers or the Knesset.

This proposal is meant to prevent the prime minister from standing trial in three bribery cases by allowing........

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