Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu explained why he decided to postpone consideration of judicial reform, which led to large-scale protests across the country. According to RBC, Netanyahu stressed that the decision was made on the basis of his “national responsibility” and the desire to “prevent a split in society.”
He added that one way or another, the authorities will carry out a reform, “which will return the lost balance between the branches of government.
The prime minister pointed to a “radical minority” that is ready to “tear our country apart.” Netanyahu demanded that the heads of the security forces “stop refusing”.
Let’s add that the prime minister’s appeal was expected in the morning, but he postponed it.
Prior to this, Israeli President Yitzhak Herzog called on the government to stop the adoption of judicial reform, which caused mass protests in the country.
Recall that the decision to postpone the reform until the summer, the Israeli prime minister took together with the Minister of National Security Itamar Ben-Gvir.
The reform involves limiting the ability of the Supreme Court to control the legislature.
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