Israel opposition gives tentative OK to talks on judiciary

AFP , Monday 27 Mar 2023

Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid said Monday he is ready for dialogue if the government's announced pause in divisive judicial reforms, which had been moving through parliament, is genuine.

Yair Lapid
Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid AFP


"If the legislation truly and totally stops we are ready to engage in a real dialogue," he said in a TV address after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a suspension of the legislative process to allow time for talks.

But Lapid said he wanted to be sure "that there is no ruse or bluff".

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