Herzog’s framework is not endorsed by the coalition – TV report

Channel 12 reports that Herzog’s framework for judicial reform has not been endorsed by the coalition.

It says Netanyahu held protracted consultations on the plan with senior coalition members all afternoon, but major differences emerged.

Simcha Rothman, chairman of the Knesset’s Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, was “the most militant opponent in the room,” it says.

Yariv Levin, the justice minister, was adamant that the coalition must control the appointment of justices, a centerpiece of the coalition’s fast-advancing legislation, and apparently a position that the Herzog framework does not support. Levin was consulting by phone, since he is at home in mourning for his father.

The TV report speculated that Herzog may have decided to unveil his proposals nonetheless, in the hope that they will be widely endorsed by experts and the public, and thus prompt coalition and opposition politicians to compromise.

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