Sunday, April 08, 2012 1:08 pm
Bill to sidestep Israeli high court criticized
The Associated Press
It's the latest in a string of legislation by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government that critics say stifle dissent.
The new bill, proposed late last week, stipulates that if parliament passes a law which the Supreme Court rejects, parliament members can vote to keep the law and renew it indefinitely.
The defense minister and opposition politicians criticized the bill over the weekend, while the parliament speaker and Cabinet secretary supported it.