Benjamin Netanyahu, PM of Israel , fires his defence minister

Benjamin Netanyahu, PM of Israel, fires his defence minister in pursuit of taking control over the judiciary. The defence minister Yoav Gallant, who met the Prime Minister last week on Thursday, had made his stand clear to Benjamin about his reservations on the Bill that the Prime Minister has been thinking of tabling that would restrict the power of the judiciary and further control will rest on the government over the judiciary.

Benjamin Netanyahu and Yoav Gallant clash

The idea of the Bill that would put the judiciary under the jurisdiction of the government has resulted in widespread protests across the country, not only from the politicians and administrators but also the citizens. Sources confirm that Gallant had warned PM Benjamin Netanyahu about the fallout of the issue and the fact that he too is opposed to the Bill as well.

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However, Defence Minister Yoav Gallant had been sacked by PM Netanyahu in the aftermath of the meeting last Thursday on the same grounds, as confirmed by reliable sources. The Bill was supposed to be debated in the Israel parliament and voting on the issue for the passage of the Bill was being planned. Gallant had made it clear to his PM that the judicial overhaul planned will not see his support in the Parliament as far as his vote is concerned.

Yoav Gallant vs Benjamin Netanyahu

Yoav Gallant is widely reported to have planned Thursday to hold a press conference in which he would have publicly called for a halt to the legislation, over his intense concerns about deep damage to the military’s cohesion as growing numbers of reservists warn they will not serve if Israel’s democracy is harmed.

Gallant was said to have noted to the premier that dire forecasts by IDF Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi on the deepening divisions within the country’s defensive force had so far proven true.

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