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Israeli Knesset Ratifies Law Limiting Conditions for Netanyahu Ouster

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Israeli Knesset ratified a law on Thursday, 23 March 2023 limiting the circumstances for Israeli occupation prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ouster.

By a 61-to-47 final vote, the Knesset approved the bill under which prime ministers can be deemed unfit – and compelled to step aside – either if they or three-quarters of cabinet ministers declare them so on physical or psychological grounds.

As a result, Netanyahu and any other politicians facing criminal charges will not be liable for prosecution. Israeli court accused Netanyahu of corruption to avoid charges although he denies all of the allegations against him.

This law will be meant to shield the incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu from any fallout from his corruption trials.

Justice Minister Yariv Levin proposed reforms that would be the most radical change in the system of government in Israel. The proposed changes will severely limit the power of the Supreme Court, give the government the power to choose judges, and end the appointment by the Attorney General of legal advisers to ministries.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is leading the most right-wing and religious government Israel has had since its establishment.