Smotrich, Levin jubilant after passage of first overhaul law

Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich welcomes the passage of the law, saying “we left no stone unturned until the last minute but the opposition unfortunately opposed” compromise.

Justice Minister Yariv Levin takes to the Knesset rostrum to congratulate the coalition on the legislative win.

“We have taken the first step in a historic process to correct the judicial system,” Levin says.

The Knesset is half empty, as 56 opposition members left the plenum to boycott final voting.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also departed the plenum during the vote, after casting his vote for the law.

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