Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the government's plan to reform the judiciary, which has been increasingly criticized domestically, will not harm the Jewish state's economy, Reuters reported. On the contrary, he said, the changes would have a positive impact on the situation.
As the Israeli prime minister noted, the changes in the judicial system will not only strengthen the state's economy, but will also leave the country's democracy intact. He also stressed that he intends to carry out the reform despite all the protests.
Demonstrations against Netanyahu's new government and its reform plans began in Israel in early January. In particular, opponents of the prime minister opposed judicial reform, which involves limiting the authority of the High Court of Justice over laws and government decisions, as well as giving the Cabinet control over the selection of judges.