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Israel faces an ongoing constitutional crisis - without a constitution

By Miriam Berger

12 Jul 2023 · 5 min read

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  1. Israel is facing a constitutional crisis due to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to reform the country's judiciary, which critics argue could enable a dictatorship. The crisis is exacerbated by the fact that Israel does not have a formal constitution.

Israel is on the verge of a constitutional crisis - in part because it doesn't actually have a constitution.

For months Jewish Israelis have been taking to the streets to protest Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to remake the country's judiciary. Netanyahu says the legislation is a corrective against activist judges. Opponents say the laws enable a dictatorship.

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