Knesset Speaker Amir Ohana expresses appreciation for President Isaac Herzog’s efforts to find a compromise on judicial reform, but says the outline “does not provide an answer to the ills of the relationship between the judiciary, the Knesset and the government.”
“We have a responsibility to the sovereign (the people). We have a responsibility for democracy, and the rule of the people,” he adds.
“The Knesset is the loyal representative of the will of the people, and it decides. If possible, by broad agreement, and if not — by a majority of votes,” Ohana says.
National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir tweets a two-word response to Herzog’s offer: “Reform now.”