The Israeli occupation president Yitzhak Herzog on Tuesday expressed fears that Israeli occupation is facing a devastating internal struggle over the country’s character amid public outcry against the government’s planned overhaul of the judiciary system.
“Israel’s democratic foundations, including the justice system, are sacred, and we must defend them,” Herzog said, speaking at ashmoret’s education conference in Tel Aviv.
“This dramatic reform, if carried out quickly and without negotiations, is of deep concern to the public,” he said.
“I see parties ready for an all-out confrontation because of the nature of the State of Israel, and I am concerned that we are on the brink of an internal struggle that could swallow us all,” Herzog said.
In addition to the mass protests in Tel Aviv, thousands of protesters took to the streets in front of the Israeli occupation president’s residence in Jerusalem, demanding that he take a clear stand in defense of the judiciary.
“We face a fateful test. We need to strive for broad agreements. I see signs of goodwill,” Herzog said Tuesday.