Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor threatened to resign from the cabinet if the government passes laws that limit the High Court of Justice.
"I returned to government in order to stop such things," Meridor told Channel 2's Meet the Press
on Saturday, reiterating, "There's no doubt that I won't be in a government that advances laws like that."
Meridor said, however, that he doesn't believe the government would allow the bills to be advanced.
Contentious pieces of legislation making their way through the Knesset, he explained, are part of an attack that began a number of years ago.. "Among other reasons, I returned to politics in order to stop the attack on the Supreme Court that began during the term (of the previous government."
That "wave of attacks," Meridor explained, is looking to create a different Israel. "Instead of an Israel that is national, liberal and very democratic," he said, the current legislation is attempting to create "a more nationalist Israel."
"I think we're fighting for the spirit of our country, for its existence, our freedom, our liberty, freedom of expression, freedom of association and for human dignity," Meridor added.