The Israeli Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) issued a first-of-its-kind warning Tuesday, cautioning that the Israeli government’s drastic judicial overhaul as currently being advanced will damage the Zionist entity’s military capabilities and fighting spirit, threaten ties with the US, and cripple the economy.
Due to the “looming crisis,” the Israeli think tank said it had a duty to issue an unprecedented “urgent strategic alert.”
It was the latest in a series of warnings from a variety of Israeli experts and officials against the reform and included a plea that the legislation be immediately stopped.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition has barreled ahead with legislation that aims to weaken the Supreme Court’s ability to hold the government in check and give the government control over the appointment of judges.
Hundreds of thousands of Israelis have taken to the streets over the past two months to protest the sweeping overhaul.
The INSS cited growing refusals by Israeli military reservists to show up for volunteer duty, rifts with the US, and growing warnings of economic dangers, as well as polarization in the Israeli ‘society’ as a result of the divisive plan, which “magnifies these threats and impairs our ability to tackle them,” it said, as reported by The Times of Israel.
“The judicial changes in their current form will seriously harm the functioning” of the Israeli military, the INSS warned, adding that the changes “will reduce the Israeli ability to deal with its enemies, endanger relations with the USA and sabotage the economy.”
Source: Israeli media