Likud MK David Bitan says that there are five or six Knesset members of Likud who, like him, supporting halting legislation on the contentious judicial overhaul until a compromise can be reached.
“There are at least another five” Likud MKs who favor such a freeze, Bitan says in an interview with Channel 12, adding that on top of them, “softening it — everyone agrees on, pushing off parts of the reform — everyone agrees on.”
Bitan says that the legislation can be temporarily halted “for a simple reason — we waited long enough; nothing will happen if we wait another two months.”
Bitan says he believes Justice Minister Yariv Levin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “unfortunately don’t understand” that “if these ‘prophecies of rage’ prove to be true, Likud will end its career.”
Preventing such a move “is within our control,” he adds.