Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed that he had obtained the approval of the majority of his colleagues in the government to prevent civil war through dialogue.
He added in a speech, today, Monday, that the government will give an opportunity to pass the judicial amendments through a broad consensus.
He explained that he had decided to postpone the judicial amendments for this session of the Knesset until reaching a consensus.
He also indicated that the judicial amendments will be discussed in the next session of the Knesset.
And he indicated that he has a majority in the Knesset that makes him discuss the judicial amendments, noting that his supporters took to the streets spontaneously without the support of politicians or the media.
“An extremist minority wants to tear Israel apart”
In addition, the Israeli Prime Minister confirmed the existence of a deep rift between the Israelis, pointing out that an extremist minority wants to tear Israel apart and drag it into a civil war.
He said that the Israeli army cannot remain by refusing military service, calling on army leaders to confront the phenomenon of refusing military service.
He added that he was not ready to tear the Israelis apart, as he described it, pointing out that Israel cannot remain with the continued refusal of military service.
He stressed that the current crisis “forces us to act responsibly.”
Earlier today, Israeli media reported that the Jewish Power Party announced that its leader, Minister of National Security Itamar Ben Gvir, had agreed to postpone the judicial amendments, giving the government a deadline until the next session of the Knesset, which begins in early May.
The Times of Israel newspaper said that this deadline would give Netanyahu an opportunity to try to pass legislation on the amendments through negotiations with opposition figures.
The newspaper indicated that Ben Gvir’s position came in exchange for Netanyahu’s agreement to approve the formation of the so-called “National Guard”, which Ben Gvir seeks to establish, at the next cabinet meeting.
She explained that the “National Guard” will be placed under the command of the Ministry of National Security, which Ben Gvir handles.
The Israeli TV (I. 24 News) also quoted officials of the Jewish Power Party as saying that the controversial judicial amendments in the country will be postponed until next summer.
Earlier today, the Israeli newspaper “Haaretz” reported that Netanyahu intends to suspend the judicial amendments, which sparked widespread protests, after consultations with the leaders of the government coalition.
The newspaper reported that the prime minister is expected to announce the suspension of legislation on judicial amendments later today.
Unrest has gripped the political landscape in Israel, due to plans proposed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his new hard-right government to introduce amendments to the laws on the judiciary, which have sparked protests at home and concern of allies abroad.
On January 4, Netanyahu’s new government announced a plan that would allow the Knesset to overturn some Supreme Court rulings and give the government more power to appoint judges.