Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu summons Defense Minister Yoav Gallant to a meeting at his office.
Gallant is to give a statement later in the evening where he is expected to call for a halt to the judicial overhaul legislation.
Netanyahu will give a statement after that.
News of Gallant’s plans sparked a backlash in Likud with several ministers calling on him to quit.
Hebrew media reports say Netanyahu is expected to urge Gallant not to publicly oppose the judicial overhaul.