• Wed. Feb 21st, 2024

Live | Israeli MPs approve controversial judicial reform bill, prompting calls for mass protests

Live |  Israeli MPs approve controversial judicial reform bill, prompting calls for mass protests

A last-minute compromise negotiated between lawmakers was to hold off on voting after the law’s second reading was approved and send it back to committee for reconsideration, Channel 12 reports.

After that, the law will be returned for its third and final reading, with a text agreed in consultation with the opposition, within a week. A further judicial overhaul legislation will be delayed for a year with the aim of reaching a consensus.

However, Channel 12 reports that this last-minute consensus is unlikely to happen as Justice Minister and architect of the judicial overhaul, Yariv Levin, and Israel’s National Security Minister, Ben Gvir, strongly opposed the settlement.

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