At the moment Israel is being torn apart by the attempt of their right-wing Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, to pass bills that would do away with the balance of power in that country by allowing the legislature to control the judiciary and stop investigations into wrongdoing by Netanyahu.
If that sounds familiar, it's akin to what Republicans in our House of Representatives want to do to protect Donald Trump from prosecution.
A trio of House Republican committee chairs say the House of Representatives could soon take up legislation to strip state and local prosecutors of the authority to prosecute former presidents in response to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s potential indictment of former president Donald Trump.
Note: this would apply to former presidents.
So Trump could murder someone as the private citizen that he is now, and he couldn't be prosecuted at the state or local level. This seems completely unconstitutional, but a little thing like the Constitution doesn't matter to GOP politicians still determined to kiss Trump's ass any time the Orange One demands their subservience.
Fortunately, with the Senate and Presidency in Democratic control, there's zero chance a House bill prohibiting former presidents from criminal prosecution would become law any time soon. So for now there's no need for the public to protest this horrible Republican proposal.
In Israel, though, Netanyahu wants to begin to pass his Protect Benjamin Netanyahu Act next week. That's why massive protests have erupted in Israel after Netanyahu fired his defense minister for criticizing this highly controversial legislation.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired his defense minister on Sunday, just a day after he called on the embattled premier to halt a controversial plan to overhaul the country’s judiciary.
The proposal to remake Israel’s courts has plunged the nation into crisis, spurring protests in major cities in recent weeks. On Sunday, Netanyahu’s decision to remove Yoav Gallant, a fellow Likud Party member, prompted at least 150 demonstrations across Israel, according to police.
Crowds gathered around the Knesset building in Jerusalem after police deployed water cannons near Netanyahu’s residence in Jerusalem. Some demonstrators hoisted Israeli flags and shouted, “De-mo-cra-cy!” while others set fire to a major highway.
...Itamar Ben Gvir, the far-right national security minister, another once-fringe settler extremist, has come out in support of the reform, saying that Gallant had “surrendered to the blackmail of the anarchists” — a word he has frequently used to describe the demonstrators.
Ben Gvir has vowed to advance legislation that would cancel Netanyahu’s ongoing corruption trial, in which he has been indicted in three separate cases and faces potential prison time.
Here's some Twitter tweets I came across today about the uproar in Israel.
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