The aforementioned statement was included in the news of the Israeli Public Broadcasting Organization KAN.
In the news, which stated that 106 reservists of the Air Force Command personnel terminated their voluntary military service to protest the controversial judicial regulation, it was reported that the vast majority of them were pilots and navigators, while the rest were air traffic control and control officers.
Judicial regulation and Netanyahu’s corruption case
The “judicial reform” announced by Israeli Minister of Justice Yariv Levin on January 5 includes changes such as limiting the powers of the Supreme Court and the power to have a say in judicial appointments.
The far-right government, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, insists on passing the regulation, which the political and social opposition considers a “blow to democracy”, despite the mass protests and strikes that have been going on throughout the country for months.
Israel’s Attorney General’s Office accused Prime Minister Netanyahu of bribery, corruption and abuse of power in 2019. The case against Netanyahu is still pending before the Israeli Central Court in Jerusalem.
Under Israeli law, the prime minister is not required to resign unless the Supreme Court formally charges him. However, this situation led to 5 consecutive elections in Israel in 4 years.
The last elections brought Netanyahu back to power in the last days of 2022, at the head of the cabinet described as the “most right-wing government” in Israeli history.