March 16, 2023 11:12 GMT
Gov't Rejects President Herzog's Compromise Judicial Deal As Violent Protests Continue
Israel's President Isaac Herzog said in a statement that his compromise proposal for a judicial framework was "a basis from which we can move on, change and specify" and "not the end of the discussion" after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected his offer.
- In an address to the nation yesterday, Herzog unveiled his "People's Framework" to replace the government's highly controversial judicial overhaul and warned of a civil war. Shortly after Herzog's speech, Netanyahu said that his proposal was not acceptable for the ruling coalition.
- Meanwhile, opposition leader Yair Lapid blamed the government for inciting rising violence against protesters who are holding widespread demonstrations against the government's judicial reforms.