National Unity party leader MK Benny Gantz calls on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to build a team including coalition and opposition members of Knesset to work on the government’s planned judicial reform.
“We are in a real emergency, and therefore I call on Prime Minister Netanyahu to make a decision: negotiation or confrontation,” Gantz says during a speech at Reichman University the day after Justice Minister Yariv Levin laid out a sweeping plan to change the face of the judiciary.
Gantz urges Netanyahu “to establish a cross-party and cross-political camp team, which will discuss the enactment of a Basic Law in the spirit of the Declaration of Independence, which will express the voices of all the people and citizens of Israel.”
“An issue so fundamental to our future and existence decades ahead deserves to come with a broad consensus,” he says. “This will legitimize the changes,” allowing them to be “built on a solid foundation.”