After seven months of fierce debate, the Israeli government on Monday voted to limit the court’s ability to overturn laws and give politicians more control over judicial appointments.
The first part of that sentence is true, as the Knesset did, on Monday, pass a law revoking what’s known as “reasonableness” doctrine, limiting the Supreme Court’s ability to review and overturn government and ministerial decisions.
However, as McGreal’s colleague Bethan McKernan made clear in her Guardian report yesterday, the proposal to “give politicians more control over judicial appointments”, though part of the overall package of proposals that the coalition wants to pass, wasn’t voted on during Monday’s Knesset session. That specific bill will likely be debated and voted on after the Knesset’s lengthy summer recess.
We contacted Guardian editors, who upheld our complaint – removing the inaccurate part of the sentence highlighted above. They also added the following addendum.