Report: Levin says judicial overhaul must be permanent in case left returns to power

Justice Minister Yariv Levin at a rally in support of the government's planned judicial overhaul outside the Knesset on April 27, 2023. (Arie Leib Abrams/Flash90)
Justice Minister Yariv Levin at a rally in support of the government's planned judicial overhaul outside the Knesset on April 27, 2023. (Arie Leib Abrams/Flash90)

Justice Minister Yariv Levin reportedly says that the government must make its judicial overhaul changes irreversible in case the left manages to return to power.

“A post-Zionist minority is trying to use the judicial system to make its values dominant,” Levin says in purported comments from a closed-door cabinet meeting reported by Channel 13 news tonight. “Change will only come from a deep, fundamental change, when the highest chair is occupied only by those who really value equality.”

The network says that Levin continued: “We won’t be here forever. This government has a historic opportunity to make these changes… we can’t miss it,” he adds. We must be “determined to carry out these changes now and make them in a way that cannot be changed.”

Levin reportedly says that the government “should not be afraid of the left, otherwise, if we will be in the opposite situation [in the opposition], they will get even. If we don’t deal with it, nothing will happen.”

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