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Reports: Netanyahu warned coalition defense minister could quit over shakeup

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant is seen with IDF Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi (right) during a briefing at the 91st territorial division base, at the Biranit camp on the Lebanon border, March 16, 2023. (Elad Malka/Defense Ministry)
Defense Minister Yoav Gallant is seen with IDF Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi (right) during a briefing at the 91st territorial division base, at the Biranit camp on the Lebanon border, March 16, 2023. (Elad Malka/Defense Ministry)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned his coalition overnight that Defense Minister Yoav Gallant could quit the government if they do not compromise on the judicial overhaul plan, multiple outlets are reporting.

Reports on Channel 12 and Ynet say Gallant had warned Netanyahu in recent weeks of increasingly worrying trends in the military and the security establishment, where numerous top officers in the reserves have threatened to stop showing up for service over the plan to radically change the balance between Israel’s branches of government.

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