The Legal Reform

Levin responds to Ohana: "Congratulations on a brave speech"

Justice Minister Yariv Levin supported the speech of Knesset Speaker Amir Ohana, who went against the High Court of Justice and slammed harsh words against his interference in the legislative authority: "I hope that his words will find listening ears among the judges of the Supreme Court."

Amir Ohana (Photo by Yonatan Zindel, Flash90.)

Justice Minister Yariv Levin responded this evening (Wednesday) to Knesset Speaker Amir Ohana's speech, in which he attacked the judges of the High Court and warned against interfering with the fundamental laws enacted by the Knesset. In his words, Levin welcomed Ohana's position, and called on the Supreme Court Justices to listen to what was said.

"I congratulate Knesset Speaker Amir Ohana for his courageous speech and his firm stand on the Knesset's position and powers. I hope that his words will find listening ears with the judges of the Supreme Court, and that the court will respect the authority of the government and the Knesset and the sovereignty of the people."

Minister Bezalel Smotrich also supported Ohana: "I support the Speaker of the Knesset, my friend Amir Ohana, for his important words. The Supreme Court does not have the authority to discuss or invalidate basic laws. The very discussion of petitions to invalidate basic laws is a challenge to the institution of the Knesset and to democracy the Israeli one and it proves once again the importance of the reforms in the legal system that we are leading."

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