Israel Parliament Approves Bill Limiting Supreme Court's Power
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Israel's parliament approved a bill in its first reading that aims to limit the Supreme Court's oversight powers.
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The bill received a majority of 64 to 56 in favor of the proposed limit, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's far-right ruling coalition overwhelming the opposition.
The bill is part of a controversial judicial reform initiated by Netanyahu's government, raising concerns about the erosion of checks and balances within the government system.
The bill still needs two more votes to become law. With Netanyahu's ruling coalition holding a 64-seat majority in parliament, the bill is likely to pass. If this happens, there is a possibility of intensifying the protests.
The Bill aims to limit the power of the Supreme Court to invalidate decisions taken by the government, ministries and elected officials as unreasonable.
Capital - Jerusalem
Prime Minister - Benjamin Netanyahu
Official language - Hebrew
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