MK Rothman unable to attend Tel Aviv meeting as protesters gather outside

Tal Schneider is a Political Correspondent at The Times of Israel

Chairman of the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee MK Simcha Rothman during a committee hearing, March 1, 2023. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Chairman of the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee MK Simcha Rothman during a committee hearing, March 1, 2023. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Religious Zionism MK Simcha Rothman, chairman of the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee and a key architect of the judicial overhaul plans, is blocked from taking part in a meeting with attorneys in Tel Aviv.

Rothman was slated to attend alongside opposition MK Gilad Kariv (Labor), but due to the number of protesters outside the Israel Bar Association office in central Tel Aviv, police requested the MK not attend. Rothman will instead participate via Zoom.

The Knesset sergeant-at-arms requested that Rothman not attend due to threats against him and his security detail, the MK’s office says.

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