Israel Air Force reservists threaten to stop volunteering over judicial overhaul

More than 1,000 Israeli Air Force reservists threatened, on Friday, to stop volunteering for service if the government goes ahead with a planned judicial overhaul, a key component of which comes before parliament next week, Reuters reports. The letter, signed by 1,142 reservists including hundreds of pilots, was the latest sign of opposition within the military to far-reaching judicial changes being pushed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's religious-nationalist coalition. Air Force veterans say reservists who volunteer after completing their mandatory military service make up around half of crews sent on combat sorties. Proponents of the judicial changes say they would restore balance to the branches of government. Critics say the plans would remove vital checks and balances. The drive has […] Source

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