Netanyahu says judicial overhaul ‘not dead’ after reports of freeze offer

Carrie Keller-Lynn is a former political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leads a Likud faction meeting at the Knesset, May 15, 2023. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leads a Likud faction meeting at the Knesset, May 15, 2023. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that his government’s plan to reform the judiciary is “not dead,” but emphasizes his desire to continue engaging in dialogue, according to leaked details from Likud’s internal faction meeting.

A Likud spokesperson shares the details, in which Netanyahu also tells his fellow party members that Likud must make every effort in its ongoing negotiations in order to reach broad agreements.

The premier’s message comes only hours after Hebrew media reported a potential coalition offer to freeze the legislation for a year, provided agreements could be reached to limit the judicial reasonableness test and to curb government legal adviser authority.

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