Following the Knesset vote to amend the Basic Law: The Judiciary, that cancels the use of reasonability when judges review governmental decisions, We Believe in Israel has issued the following statement:
"We Believe in Israel is deeply concerned that despite the increasing divisions and civil unrest over the Israeli Government’s proposed judicial reforms, negotiation and attempts to reach compromise failed.
We continue to applaud the Israeli people for conducting their protests non-violently, using all the methods available to citizens of a liberal democracy.
We welcome the fact that protests both in Israel and in the diaspora have used explicitly patriotic imagery, such as Israeli flags and singing of Hatikva, the national anthem, to show that one can be vehemently opposed to a particular government or policy of Israel whilst passionately loving and supporting the country and what it stands for. This reinforces everything that We Believe in Israel stands for.
We urge all parties in Israel to do their utmost to find a compromise way forward that reunites Israeli society expeditiously."