Netanyahu: Judicial Reform Will Return, Now the Budget Has Passed


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu seen during a discussion on the state budget at the Knesset, Tuesday. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

The judicial reform will make its return now that the 2023-2024 budget has passed, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday morning to reporters after exiting the Knesset plenum.

“This is the dawn of a new day. A good day for Israel’s citizens. The judicial reform will return, and the coalition will be here for four years,” Netanyahu said. “We are trying to reach an understanding, and I hope we will succeed.”

Negotiations between the government and opposition leaders aimed at reaching an agreement on changes to the judicial system have been ongoing at the President’s Residence, but with no signs of a breakthrough. Coalition figures have increasingly been threatening to resume their unilateral legislative efforts.

Last week, a key architect of the overhaul plan warned that the coalition will go back to advancing bills in the package during the current Knesset term, even if no agreements are reached.

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