Iranian Diplomat Nasser Kanaani, spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, says the efforts of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to increase his power seem to have backfired.
Kanaani’s comments came after widespread protests were held in Israel on Monday, after Netanyahu had fired Defense Minister Yoav Galant for making public calls to suspend the government’s plans to overhaul the judicial system.
“The house of the war-mongering occupiers is on fire. The efforts of the criminal prime minister of the Israeli regime to increase his power and survive has triggered the most unprecedented protests and street clashes among usurpers of the land of Palestine, thus once again exposing the internal fault lines of the Zionist society.
“What is preposterous is that the US and European countries, particularly Britain, keep supporting a fake regime which is built on occupation and apartheid under the pretext of democracy,” Kanaani wrote on his personal twitter account.
The proposed judicial reforms would limit the Supreme Court’s powers to rule against the legislature and the executive, giving the Israeli parliament the power to override Supreme Court decisions with a simple majority of 61 votes out of 120.
In addition, the reforms would change how Supreme Court justices are selected, giving politicians decisive powers in appointing judges.
Netanyahu argues that the proposed changes are meant to restore the lost balance between the different branches of government.