Netanyahu postpones vote on controversial judicial reforms

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Published: 2023-03-27 20:47

Last Updated: 2024-02-20 09:12


Netanyahu postpones vote on controversial judicial reforms
Netanyahu postpones vote on controversial judicial reforms

Israeli Occupation Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Monday that the vote on judicial reforms will be postponed for weeks after months of street rallies that drew tens of thousands.

"Out of a sense of national responsibility, out of a will to prevent a rupture among our people, I have decided to pause the second and third readings of the bill," he said.

Netanyahu blamed an “extremist minority” for the protests and said he is “not ready to divide Israel into pieces.” He added he is “taking time for further dialogue.”

Plans to overhaul the country’s judiciary have been postponed until Knesset’s next session scheduled to take place April 30, after the reforms have sparked mass protests.


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Earlier Monday, Prime Minister of the Israeli Occupation government, Benjamin Netanyahu, called on the demonstrators, from the left and the right, to show responsibility and not to act violently, adding: “We are all brothers.” This came after clashes had erupted between the demonstrators.