This document depicts appointments as a key preoccupation of a government intent on finalizing a revolution of the regime. Simultaneously with the advancement in the Knesset of bills to abolish the independence of the judiciary, the government has been turning other gatekeepers into the guardians of a reinforced authoritarian regime and its attendant corruption.
The process begun during his previous tenures intensified after the establishment on 29 December 2022 of Netanyahu’s sixth government, which has taken steps to weaken or replace the gatekeepers in government ministries and public authorities who are supposed to ensure the legality and proper management of the day-to-day work, hiring and firing of staff, projects, affiliates, subordinate companies, commitments, contracts, and budgeting of external bodies, as well as of any legal proceedings.
The document contains examples of the campaigns and efforts of previous and current Netanyahu-led governments to rein in the gatekeepers and turn them into guardians of the authoritarian regime and corruption. The wide variety of entities and protagonists contained in these examples prove that at stake is not an isolated professional or matter-of-fact dispute between the government/a minister and a specific gatekeeper, but rather an all-out campaign against all gatekeepers.