Netanyahu’s ‚draconian laws‘ are attack on Israeli democracy, say MKs

15.11.2011                      18.Cheschwan. 5772


Netanyahu's 'draconian laws' are attack on Israeli democracy, say MKs

Knesset convenes to vote on a number of controversial bills; approves in first reading bill paving way for conservative judge to become next Supreme Court president.

As the Knesset get ready to vote Monday on a number of controversial bills, MKs from both the opposition and the governing coalition have voiced strong criticism of the proposed laws, saying they are draconian and anti-democratic.
"We will fight Netanyahu's draconian laws," said Kadima chairwoman and opposition leader Tzipi Livni. "This is an attempt to turn Israel into a dark… dictatorship." Livni added: "Every government minister, even if he or she opposes the laws, is part of a system that is silencing the citizens. This is not a matter of an opposition to the government; there must be a front that expresses the sane and balanced voice."…