Pressure from business, tech sectors likely to push Israel's government to compromise on judicial reforms


Al-Monitor Pro Members


David Rosenberg

Israeli reporter specializing in business, economics and politics


Feb. 6, 2023

Bottom Line:

A proposal to weaken the independence of the courts and politicize the government’s legal apparatus risks harming the Israeli business environment. In addition, hardline policies on the Palestinians and settlement expansion risk damaging the perception of Israel as a liberal democracy and raising the risk of resurgent violence, further deterring foreign investment and depressing local business and consumer sentiment.    

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