Ben Gvir agrees with Netanyahu to delay judicial reforms despite mass protests in Israel


The announcement comes after an extended day of demonstrations across the country and the call for a general workers’ strike.

Israel’s National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir today reached an agreement with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, delay the processing of judicial reform several months, but not permanently suspended, as reported by his Jewish Power Party. The decision comes after the massive protests last night, then more than 650,000 people they went out into the street.

The far-right minister, who has been the most reluctant member of government to date to pause this legislation despite massive protests, has signaled his agreement to “an extension to the next session to approve the reform through negotiations”.

The next session starts in Be able toafter the break for the Jewish Pesach and lasts until Julygiving the government three months to continue negotiations with the opposition.

This announcement comes after an extensive day of demonstrations across the country and the cry for one general strike of the workersin the context of a historic protest movement that began three months ago.

The protest movement continues, with more than 100,000 Israelis demonstrating in Jerusalem today in front of the Knesset, and after last night more than 650,000 people took to the streets across the country in response to the dismissal by Netanyahu of the defense ministerthe first member of his government to publicly ask for the reform to be halted.

Judicial reform seeks increase executive control over justiceundermining independence.

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Source: EITB


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