Justice Minister Yariv Levin willing to give his role to Lapid if he enters government – report

Israeli Justice Minister Yariv Levin attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, March 5, 2023. (Gil Cohen-Magen/Pool via AP)
Israeli Justice Minister Yariv Levin attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, March 5, 2023. (Gil Cohen-Magen/Pool via AP)

Justice Minister Yariv Levin is willing to give up his ministerial position for Opposition Leader Yair Lapid should Yesh Atid choose to enter the government, Ynet reports, citing unnamed political sources.

The report states that Levin has expressed willingness to give up his office for the duration of Yesh Atid’s time in government, should it be required of him.

As justice minister, Levin has been the architect of the controversial judicial overhaul legislation which sparked almost 10 months of weekly anti-government mass protests and created unprecedented rifts in Israeli society.

The report comes after Lapid told N12 that he would be willing to bring his political party into the government to replace the ultranationalist Otzma Yehudit and Religious Zionism parties if that is what is needed to secure the release of the hostages from Gaza.

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