Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emphasized that the new law was not as substantial as detractors suggested following the approval of the first part of the hotly contested series of judicial reforms on July 24.
Netanyahu stated: “It’s described as the end of Israeli democracy—I think that’s silly, and when the dust settles, everyone will see it” in an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
Netanyahu responded to concerns by stating that the new policy aims to save democracy. In his words to Stephanopoulos, it would “bring back Israeli democracy in line with what is common to all democracies” and restrain “the most activist judicial court on the planet.
He characterized the modifications as “a minor correction,” underlined the need for balance, and declared: “I want to bring the pendulum to the middle; I don’t want to bring the pendulum to the other side.
The impression that the judicial discussion had hampered Israeli-American relations was likewise contested by the prime minister.
relations. He emphasized that he had waited seven months to implement reforms because he had complied with White House pleas to slow down. He also mentioned a recent invitation from the U.S. President Joe Biden visited the White House and referred to the historic partnership between the two nations as “as strong as it’s ever been.”
Netanyahu also talked about his health, claiming that after having a pacemaker implanted last week, he felt “terrific.”
He jokingly said, “Man of steel,” before saying, “Plastic, I think that’s what they put in there.”