Ben-Gvir Agrees to Freeze Judicial Reform Delay in Exchange for ‘National Guard’

Far-right Israeli politician Itamar Ben-Gvir. (Photo: Shay Kendler, via Wikimedia Commons)

By the Palestine Chronicle Staff

Israel’s Minister of National Security, Itamar Ben-Gvir, said the controversial judicial reform was frozen after he repeatedly threatened to leave the government, Israeli media reported.

According to The Jerusalem Post, “the (Israeli) government will at its next meeting on Sunday approve the decision to establish a National Guard and submit it to .. Ben-Gvir.”

Instead, Ben-Gvir announced that the government’s plan to reform the judicial system was being suspended until the summer session of parliament, which begins on April 30.

Israel in turmoil as Netanyahu Considers Suspension of Judicial Reform

Ben-Gvir added that the break would give the Israeli government time to seek a compromise with the political opposition. The Jerusalem Post explained that “Netanyahu also promised that if agreements on judicial reform were not reached during the Passover break, the reform would take place during the next Knesset term”.

Thousands of Israelis demonstrated outside parliament on Monday in a significant uptick in the mass protest movement aimed at stopping Netanyahu’s judicial reform.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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