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Judicial overhaul architects to meet with initiators of compromise proposal

MK Simcha Rothman, head of the Knesset's Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, left, and Justice Minister Yariv Levin attend a committee meeting at the Knesset in Jerusalem on January 11, 2023. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
MK Simcha Rothman, head of the Knesset's Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, left, and Justice Minister Yariv Levin attend a committee meeting at the Knesset in Jerusalem on January 11, 2023. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Justice Minister Yariv Levin and Religious Zionism MK Simcha Rothman, the leading figures in the right-religious coalition’s push to overhaul the judicial system, are set to meet today with some of the initiators of a compromise proposal, according to Hebrew media reports.

The meeting is expected to include former justice minister Daniel Friedmann, jurist Prof. Yuval Elbashan, and Giora Eiland, a retired general and former national security adviser.

Speaking earlier today with Kan public radio, Eiland says their proposal includes a so-called override clause that would require 70 of the Knesset’s 120 members to overrule High Court rulings. The plans being advanced by the coalition would allow 61 MKs to block the court from striking down legislation.

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