Peace Now is again under attack. Today’s attackers are not rightwing terrorists but rather members of the Israeli Knesset, the very people entrusted with protecting Israeli democracy
The latest in an onslaught of anti-democratic bills presented to the Knesset is directed chiefly at Peace Now’s litigation efforts regarding West Bank settlement construction. The bill, made public yesterday, would disallow petitions against the Israeli government to Israel’s High Court by “public petitioners” such as Peace Now, unless they petition alongside a private individual who is harmed by government policies.
The bill’s co-sponsors explicitly singled out Peace Now as an organization that their bill is targeting.
This new bill is only one example of the efforts that members of Binyamin Netanyahu’s own Likud Party are making not only to crush Israel’s civil society but also to clip the wings of the Supreme Court, the bastion of Israeli democracy.
Tell Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, that this attack on Peace Now and other pro-peace and pro-democracy Israeli organizations is an outrage.