Ian Explains: Why Israel's judiciary reform is so controversial
May 09, 2023
Israel celebrated Memorial Day and its 75th birthday in late April. But now the country is looking ahead once more, and not liking what it sees, Ian Bremmer explains on GZERO World.
Israelis are split on the left and right over Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu's far-right coalition and its push for a bill that would give the executive and legislature control of the judiciary.
Critics argue that the reform would undermine democracy by weakening the courts and removing protections for minorities.
Bibi, who delayed the legislation vote until May, is in a tough position: Pressing on risks irreparable harm to Israel's democracy, but pulling back means that the political allies propping him up may abandon him.