Everything indicates that after the unprecedented wave of demonstrations in Israel, which have been protesting for twelve consecutive weeks, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will delay the debate process on the controversial judicial reform until next month. This has been confessed to the Hebrew media by the extreme right party and member of the government coalition, Jewish Power.
More than 100,000 Israelis gathered today in front of the Knesset (Parliament) in Jerusalem to protest against the controversial judicial reform promoted by the Netanyahu government, in the framework of a historic general strike.
Netanyahu today asked protesters “both on the right and on the left” not to act violently in the protests that are taking place right now in Jerusalem, while the country awaits his public intervention in which he is expected to announce the temporary suspension of the judicial reform.
In a statement, the Jewish Power party stated that the legislation will move to the next session of Parliament to “approve the reform through dialogue.”
The next session will begin in May, after the recess for the Jewish Passover and will last until Julythus giving the government three months to continue negotiating with the opposition.
The party leader Itamar Ben Gvirwill support the extension and, in exchange, a “national guard” will be formed under the control of its Ministry of National Security, the statement said, according to Israeli media.
Minutes later, it became official that Ben Gvir, Netanyahu’s Minister of National Security, agreed today with the Prime Minister to delay the processing of the reform. court for several months, but not definitively suspend it.
The prime minister’s office reported that Netanyahu will speak on television at 20:00 (local time).