JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In a dramatic turnaround from his previous uncompromising position over the judicial reforms, Prime Minister Netanyahu will announce Monday an adjournment of the reforms.
After days of huge public pressure, culminating in a general strike declared by the Histadrut Monday morning (including all public hospitals and Ben-Gurion airport) and threats of a tax revolt by self-employed associations, Netanyahu is slated to make a public address later Monday morning, and is reportedly planning to announce a pause in the legislation of the judicial reform. The duration of the pause is unclear at present.
Netanyahu met with the leaders of the coalition factions ahead of his address, updating them on his decision and providing details regarding the future of the judicial reforms. During the meeting Justice Minister Yariv Levin (Likud), Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich (Religious Zionist Party) and National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir (Otzma Yehudit) all demanded the government move forward with the judicial reforms.
President Isaac Herzog called on the government Monday to halt the judicial reform plan, saying: “I appeal to the leaders of all Knesset factions, coalition and opposition alike, to place this country’s citizens above all else and to act with courage and responsibility without further delay. Wake up now! This is not a political moment; this is a moment for leadership and responsibility.”
This is what happens when the majority elect the government but the minority actually run most of the country.
He had no choice – many members of Likud were not going to vote for it. This is a wake up call that you will not be able to push the non-religious around.
le’masa will everything in Israel still contain sesame seeds?
Sad day for democracy
The Left is a demonic fascist monster who despises elections and humans in general. The more you concede the hungrier they become. Clones of American leftists.
Unbelievable! The left wing communists win again. The majority elected is overruled by the minority. No where do supreme court judges appoint their replacements or have the ability to oppose anything they desire. They are in effect the judicial, executive & legislative bodies rolled into one.
Tyranny of the majority is a very dangerous thing. Jews of all people should be aware of this.
I guess that strikes and protests is the way to go.
It is shocking how bad the civil apparatus is in israel. These people have just pulled a coup. A bunch of unelected thugs are trying to take down an elected government.
The left and center are fighting for their lives to prevent a theocracy.
Everyone here needs to read Alexander Hamilton on the importance of an independent judiciary. Federalist Paper #78 .
I think this is another political move, until now it was the crowd against Netanyahu, but because he just backed out, he is creating the possibility of the right wing protesters who are the majority to make a stand and back him up, one you see that the people come out he will realize that indeed he has the majority of votes who wanted this judicial reform. It’s all political, he needs his supporters on the street backing him and he just accomplished that. This might lead to civil war in Israel.
So he’s not a Malach, just a human susceptible to pressure. What are the Gedolay Yosroel advising? Is he open to listening to Daas Torah?
He appointed, praised, fired Gallant, Gantz, Yaalon. That’s for starts.
Another colossal time-wasting distraction on the road to the real Geulah.
The power of the left! The right has lost it.
The same is in the USA, the left can mobalize like nobody can and violate every law, it’s called civil disobedience, a nice name.
In any case, new elections are needed.
Weak bibi proof one can NEVER trust a secular/atheist zionist
Just like Satmar Rebbe Zt”l predicted an Israeli Government is a Mirdah Beshamiyim and will not be able to govern
Amid rising pressure at home and abroad, Mr. Netanyahu’s coalition amended part of the overhaul plan slated to be voted on this week that would have handed the coalition near-total power to nominate judges. Instead, the coalition would appoint the first two Supreme Court justices during its tenure. The rest would require compromise with opposition lawmakers or judges.
One second I thought you lefties yelled we need compromise. Isn’t that what Bibi did ? Yet you still weren’t happy ? Liars and hypocrites
I knew it. If you schlep it out to much you lose. It has to be rammed down people throats before they realize or you lose. Yes a sad day for democracy