Justice Minister Yariv Levin and Religious Zionism MK Simcha Rothman meet with the formulators of a proposal for changing the judiciary that softens many of the government’s far-reaching overhaul plans.
“I told them that I have dozens of friends leading the protests,” retired general Giora Eiland, a key figure in drafting the framework, tells the Walla news site. “What bothers the public is that most of those protesting link the reforms to other things like the problematic coalition agreements, through legislation allowing rabbinical courts to rule on civil matters, and [United Torah Judaism MK Moshe] Gafni’s agenda.”
“The public feels that the reform is part of an effort to change the State of Israel,” he adds.
Eiland says the meeting lasted two hours and that Levin and Rothman — who heads the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee — heard them out.