Merav Michaeli says her four-person Labor party will not negotiate with the government to temper its judicial reform platform, and instead take the fight to the streets.
“You don’t negotiate with any defendant who wants to crush the judicial system that judges it,” Michaeli says at her party’s Knesset faction meeting.
“Any discussion with” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Justice Minister Yariv Levin “going into the details of clauses is already a surrender to their violence. Negotiating the specifics of the clauses is basically agreeing to what they want, and only a question of what price is being asked,” she adds, pledging that Labor will not participate in any such talks.
Earlier today, National Unity party leader Benny Gantz renewed his previously rebuffed call to the government to negotiate with opposition party leaders to create an agreed-upon reform package.