Right-wing groups, coalition MKs reject Herzog proposals: An insult to intelligence
Carrie Keller-Lynn is a political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel
Right-wing organizations, government ministers and MKs reject President Isaac Herzog’s alternative framework for judicial reform.
Transportation Minister Miri Regev, from the Likud, tweets that the president’s framework is “an insult to the intelligence of the public.”
“This is a framework that takes a clear side, against the people and the sovereign,” she continues, adding that “truthfully, I expected something more serious.”
The Movement for Governance and Democracy (Meshilut) slams President Isaac Herzog’s compromise proposal as “worsen[ing] the existing situation.”
The organization, affiliated with judicial reform leader MK Simcha Rothman, issues a statement saying that “not only does it not offer a real compromise, but it also worsens the existing situation.”
Among the organization’s gripes with the plan, it does not put judicial appointments solely into the coalition’s hands and it supports Supreme Court judicial review over some laws.
“The coalition did well to reject this bad plan. A compromise should recognize the needs and desires of both sides, not just one side of the nation,” the organization adds.
Religious Zionism MK and deputy minister Michal Woldiger says the plan “is certainly not” a compromise proposal, in a tweet shortly after the president’s prime-time presentation to the nation.
“Mr. President, I appreciate you very much and like you, want unity, but this is not a people’s framework and certainly not a framework for compromise.”