PM: As long as I'm in power, Israel will be democratic

November 21, 2011 17:16

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu responded Monday to criticism from the opposition that called recent legislation anti-democratic, saying that he will ensure that Israel remains democratic.

"As long as I'm in power, Israel will continue to be a democracy," Army Radio quoted Netanyahu as saying.

The prime minister added that he will vote in favor of an amendment to the libel law that is up for a vote Monday night. The amendment would raise the amount courts can award in cases of libel where no damages have been established.

"When I thought there were laws that harm democracy, I didn't hesitate to come out against them," he said announcing his support for the libel amendment.

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