Coalition Offers to Postpone Changes to Judicial Selection Committee by a Year


As negotiations continue over the judicial reform, the coalition offered this week to postpone making changes to the judicial selection committee by a year, Yisrael Hayom reported.

Senior coalition members involved in the talks – led by President Yitzchak Herzog – said that in exchange, the opposition was asked to consent to other components of the legislation, such as the one pertaining to the attorney general and reasonableness.

Some of the bills are expected to pass already in the current summer session, and the rest in the next, winter session.

It is unclear whether the proposal will be accepted as the opposition has asked the coalition to refrain from making any changes at all in this regard during the current Knesset.

According to Knesset rules, the coalition will announce this week the votes to appoint the Knesset representatives to the judicial selection committee in its old format.

The elections will be held in two weeks, on June 15. The President is said to be working intensively to reach a deal by then.

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