Economy Minister Nir Barkat throws his support behind Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s calls for direct talks with the opposition to reach a deal on the judicial overhaul.
“I give my backing to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and support a move to reach a broad agreement on the issue of the judicial legislation,” says Barkat who has been largely silent on the issue.
“Israel is facing serious challenges to its security, foreign relations and economy. In these days when our enemies are watching us fight each other, we have to put our disagreements aside and reach broad understandings among the people of Israel,” he says.
He says reaching a compromise will “not be a surrender, but a sign of courage.”