Herzog: ‘People’s Outline’ Is Just Basis for Discussion


President Yitzchak Herzog. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

A day after presenting his “People’s Outline” for compromise on the judicial reform, President Yitzchak Herzog responded to his critics, protesting that his outline is merely a starting point for debate and not the last word on the matter.

Speaking at the annual conference of the National Food Security Initiative, Herzog said, “It is essential for me to state that I obviously hear the reactions from across the spectrum to the compromise that I suggested, and I accept any subjective criticism with love and respect.

“I suggest that everyone study the plan and my speech in depth to see what a good alternative it presents for Israel,” he continued. “The ‘People’s Outline’ that I presented is a suggestion, a basis for discussion that both sides can change and amend. This isn’t the end of the discussion, but rather the beginning.”

This differs from what Herzog suggested on Wednesday, when he stressed that the plan should be looked upon as a single unit.

“Everything is for the good of reaching a broad agreement in Israeli society as quickly as possible in order to avoid [further] division between us, in order to bring about national consensus, to calm emotions and bring about dialogue.

“Everything is based on the love of Israel that we see here,” concluded the President.

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