Eiland says his outline for judicial compromise appears to have failed

Former National Security Adviser Giora Eiland in 2022 (Video screenshot; used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)
Former National Security Adviser Giora Eiland in 2022 (Video screenshot; used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)

Giora Eiland, a former national security adviser, says his compromise deal for the government’s judicial overhaul plan has failed and is no longer being pursued.

“From my perspective, I would say that as of this morning the intitiative failed,” Eiland says on Army Radio. “From my perspective it’s no longer on the agenda.”

Eiland says the plan — formed along with former justice minister Daniel Friedmann — was intended as a starting point for talks and to convince the coalition to halt the current legislation for negotiations.

He says that he spoke with both Justice Minister Yariv Levin and MK Simcha Rothman — the two main architects of the plan — in an attempt to get them to freeze the advancement of the bills, “but they continued, even though we very much recommended that they shouldn’t.”

Eiland says that the plan was designed to give the coalition about 80% of what it was seeking, but that even that was rejected, and therefore he doesn’t see a path forward.

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