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Israel’s Netanyahu to delay judiciary overhaul after mass protests, coalition partner says

2023-03-28 07:49:16       source:CNBC

March 27, 2023

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday agreed to suspend a planned judiciary reform until the next parliament session after nationwide protests paralyzed the country.

Netanyahu agreed with one of his hard-right coalition partners, Itamar Ben-Gvir, that the judiciary overhaul bill would be given an extension to the next session to pass the reform through negotiations, NBC reported. This will follow the Passover recess in April.

As part of the agreement, a National Guard will be set up under Ben-Gvir’s Ministry of National Security.

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