Netanyahu expected to freeze judicial overhaul amid protests in Israel: Sources

Ahram Online , Monday 27 Mar 2023

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to announce a freeze on the government's judicial overhaul as his far-right government is facing more protests and a general strike on Monday against its controversial push to overhaul the justice system, Likud Party sources told Haartez newspaper.

Protesters gather with placards and national flags outside Israel s parliament in Jerusalem amid ongoing demonstrations and calls for a general strike against the hard-right government s controversial push to overhaul the justice system, on March 27, 2023. (AFP)


Following a discussion with coalition leaders on Monday morning, Netanyahu is determined to halt the judicial overhaul, the sources stated.

They added that the prime minister is expected to announce the freezing of the legislation later on Monday.

Likud lawmaker Tally Gotliv tweeted on Monday on Netanyahu's behalf that the prime minister's expected suspension of judicial overhaul may stem from a personal consideration, after his attorney Boaz Ben Zur threatened to stop representing him in Case 4000, one of four corruption cases Netanyahu is facing.

Meanwhile, far-right National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir said he will resign if the overhaul legislation is stopped but will continue to support the coalition from the outside.

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