Opposition leader Isaac Herzog (Zionist Union) argued on Monday that “brave diplomatic moves,” an independent Supreme Court and a moral IDF are the more effective tools in the fight against the BDS movement.
Speaking at Ynet and Yedioth Ahronoth’s anti-BDS conference in Jerusalem, Herzog leveled harsh criticism against the coalition in light of recent attacks against both the IDF and the High Court of Justice.
“An independent court that is not afraid of the government or of public opinion and defends human rights is a very fundamental tool in public discussion and in the decision-making process regarding the BDS movement,” he said.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and many of his ministers slammed the High Court on Sunday after it rejected a proposed natural gas deal approved by the government over its “stability clause,” which would prevent Israel’s leadership of making any changes to the deal over the next 10 years.
“The attacks on the High Court yesterday by the prime minister and the ranks below him only serve to weaken one of the main institutions defending Israel’s good name,” Herzog told Yedioth Ahronoth’s Yuval Karni at the conference.