Levin Says Will Respect Netanyahu’s Decision on Reforms; Warns Delay Endangers Coalition


MK Simcha Rothman (R.) with Justice Minister Yariv Levin, during a discussion and a vote in the assembly hall of the Knesset, March 22. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Justice Minister Yariv Levin announced Monday that he will “respect” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s expected decision on how to progress with the judicial reforms, but warned that its delay will endanger the coalition.

Levin has led the coalition’s planned reform of the judicial system, and claimed that stopping it now “may immediately lead to the fall of the government and the collapse of Likud.”

“We must all make an effort to stabilize the government and the coalition,” he said.

Several Likud MKs have said they would stand behind Netanyahu, as have chareidi parties Shas and United Torah Judaism. The Otzma Yehudit party has been more aggressive in the push to continue legislating, with leader National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir reportedly threatening to quit the coalition during a meeting of faction heads.

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