Yesh Atid delegation says it urged Herzog to push for creation of Israeli constitution

Yesh Atid's delegation to compromise talks on judicial overhaul at the President's Residence on March 28, 2023. (Courtesy)
Yesh Atid's delegation to compromise talks on judicial overhaul at the President's Residence on March 28, 2023. (Courtesy)

Following the first round of talks with President Isaac Herzog to reach a compromise on judicial reform, the Yesh Atid delegation says they pushed for a significant reform — including a constitution.

“We told the president that in the 75th year of the State of Israel, we can make a real change — not just cosmetic fixes, but a widely agreed upon constitution based on the values of the Declaration of Independence,” according to a statement from the delegation.

The delegation says it is seeking to come to a “broad consensus of public representatives to reflect a national consensus of the citizens of Israel.”

It also says that it expects the legislation currently in progress in the Knesset to be removed from the agenda completely in order “to start talks on a fresh page.”

Yesh Atid sent MKs Orna Barbivai and Karin Elharrar, as well as former Prime Minister’s Office director general Naama Schultz and lawyer Oded Gazit, to represent the party at the talks.

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