Yesh Atid responded to Likud, who issued a statement during the Supreme Court's discussion on the law to reduce the Clause of Reasonability, and criticized the government.
The party, leading the opposition, criticized and emphasized: "The most important foundation of democracy is that the people are the authority, not the government. The people's authority is protected by the separation of powers, checks and balances, and the protection of the judiciary from the tyranny of the government."
"The Knesset does not have unlimited authority. It cannot legislate whatever it pleases. It cannot pass a law that cancels elections in the next ten years. It cannot pass a law stating that those who did not serve in the army cannot vote. 61 members of Knesset who won in the elections cannot vote in three readings on the imprisonment of 59 members of Knesset who lost.
"Furthermore, the Likud's statement is worrisome and dangerous because it once again proves that the Israeli ruling party has lost its commitment to the democratic values upon which the State of Israel is founded."
Likud: "An extreme step that will undermine the foundation of democracy"
As mentioned, this statement comes after the Likud party issued a statement in which they criticized the Supreme Court judges and argued: "The most important foundation of democracy is that the people are the authority. The Knesset derives its authority from the people. The government derives its authority from the Knesset. The judiciary derives its authority from the fundamental laws enacted by the Knesset."
The Likud also added and emphasized: "If the court can annul fundamental laws, it turns itself into the authority instead of the people. Such an extreme step undermines the foundation of democracy. This is a red line that must not be crossed."