Live UpdateFrom the Liveblog of Sunday, May 21, 2023
Overhaul compromise talks called off for this week due to packed Knesset schedule
Direct talks between coalition and opposition representatives on a judicial reform compromise won’t be held this week, President Isaac Herzog’s official residence says in a statement.
The President’s Residence says that the sides have requested this in light of the packed legislative schedule this week, which will feature intense discussions and votes on the state budget.
Instead, the president’s staff will hold separate, “intensive” meetings with the representatives of both sides this week, the statement says.
The direct meetings are set to renew next week.