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Analysis | Israeli Pilots' Letter Sends
Shockwaves Across Military and Political Arenas

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Posted By: Mercedes44, 7/22/2023 6:22:55 AM

The letter signed by over 1,000 Israeli Air Force personnel on Friday announcing they would suspend their reserve duty if the government continues pushing the judicial overhaul legislation is the most critical step taken by the pro-democracy protest movement thus far.  'We are defending Israel from an internal threat,' say military reservists    It comes at the 11th hour, just before the coalition led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu completes a key component of the judicial overhaul – revoking the reasonableness standard, which would deprive courts of the power to overturn government decisions that it deems unreasonable.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: avital2 7/22/2023 6:46:16 AM (No. 1517851)
Gallant should have been dumped when he gave this sort of thing some energy a while back.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Subsuburban 7/22/2023 7:03:35 AM (No. 1517860)
I, for one, look forward to the success of the "anti-judicial reform" movement in Israel. Just think how much money the USA will save when it no longer has "Israel" to support financially and militarily! The militant mohammedans who surround Israel will be all too happy to pounce on and devour what is left of that country when it devolves into the remnant of what once was "the Jewish State." The hubris of these leftist Israelis is comparable to that of our own domestic leftists, who think that by destroying traditional America they will be able to "build back better" their deluded version of the country. When reality bites, and they find that their vaunted dream of a socialist "equitable" Utopian society is a Luddite dystopian nightmare of failed infrastructure, devoid of energy and food as well as the intelligent, capable people to provide all their creature comforts, it will be too late to go back. It may already be too late. Let those who have an ear, hear.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: petrichor 7/22/2023 7:16:40 AM (No. 1517868)
I don't know enough about Israel's judiciary, but from what I've read it seems like it has way too much power. It seems to be detached from the democratic process.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rumblehog 7/22/2023 9:03:55 AM (No. 1517907)
Netanyahu should respond, "OK. By so doing, you will forego lose all of your retirement pay. See you back at work."
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DVC 7/22/2023 10:01:03 AM (No. 1517950)
So, apparently the Israeli courts can overturn any law passed by their government if the court deems it "unreasonable"??? THAT sounds like pretty much a free hand to be ruled by judges on whatever whim they have that month. Sounds to me like the changes are good ones. Any Israeli's available to give us an insider's view. Way too often, judging complex issues like this from far away, only reading what some media folks put out can give a very distorted view from only partial information. I'd love to hear from some folks who know the inside details of this.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: bamboozle 7/22/2023 12:41:58 PM (No. 1518056)
Well, in the old testament times, the tribes of Israel were ruled by judges.
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