The Netanyahu government’s judicial overhaul not only threatens to reshape Israel’s political system, but also poses significant challenges to Israeli security. As we saw this past weekend, when Netanyahu fired Defense Minister Yoav Galant for calling to pause the legislation, concerns about Israeli security in this pivotal moment have become a key element of the arguments against the overhaul. Although Netanyahu has announced that the coalition will suspend the legislation until after Passover, the struggle for Israel’s democratic future is not over.

Watch this Israel Policy Briefing with IDF Brigadier General (Res.) Yoni Shimshoni, a member of Commanders for Israel’s Security and a research affiliate at the MIT Security Studies Program, to understand how the judicial overhaul stands to impact Israeli security.