Netanyahu tells Biden Israel’s democracy safe regarding judicial plans


The two leaders also spoke about the “Iranian threat,” his office said in a statement, but it did not elaborate.

Netanyahu is pursuing changes to the judiciary that would give his government greater sway on selecting judges and limit the power of the Supreme Court to strike down legislation.

Critics of the planned law changes say Netanyahu – on trial on graft charges that he denies – is pursuing steps that will hurt Israel’s democratic checks and balances, enable corruption and bring diplomatic isolation.

Proponents say the changes are needed to curb what they deem an activist judiciary that interferes in politics.


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