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Peres: Israeli Right-Wing Bills Are 'Digression From Democracy'
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President Shimon Peres on Tuesday harshly criticized a series of controversial bills recently proposed by right-wing lawmakers, saying they indicate a digression from democracy.

Peres spoke about the recent bills proposed to change the face of Israel's Supreme Court, which critics say would restrict freedom of expression and weaken the judicial system.

"These proposals deviate from the basis of democracy," Peres said during a conference for Israeli youth in Kiryat Gat.

"A government is not elected to rule, but to serve," Peres said."Every leader must be measured in one way: Is he serving us or are we serving him? I urge all elected officials if you want to serve then you must serve the entire public."

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