Days of Palestine

Wednesday, May 31

Netanyahu’s Plans to Halt Judicial Reforms Prompts Ben Gvir to Resign

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu informed on Monday the leaders of the coalition parties that he is putting an end to the judicial reforms headed by his government.

Netanyahu’s government labels these plans as “reforms,” while those opposing them and demonstrating against them refer to them as “weakening the judiciary.”

Itamar Ben Gvir, the Minister of National Security in the extremist occupation government, threatened to resign from the government, yet he will still back the coalition from outside.

The Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich, a supporter of Ben Gvir, gave Prime Minister Netanyahu the approval to temporarily put a stop to the reforms.

Yariv Levin, Israel’s Justice Minister and the creator of the reforms, expressed his commitment to back Prime Minister Netanyahu in whatever measures he takes to maintain the ruling coalition.

Aryeh Deri, leader of Shas, called for a halt to the balloting on the Deri 2 bill in the Knesset while Prime Minister Netanyahu and ousted Defense Minister Yoav Galant attempted to make a deal.

Isaac Herzog, the Israeli President, has been actively engaging with Likud ministers and the leadership of ultra-Orthodox parties in an effort to halt the current legislation. The latter have made it known that they are in favor of any action taken by Prime Minister Netanyahu to prevent the passage of these laws.