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Levin Meets With Team Working On Compromise Judicial Framework, Opposition Still Sceptical


A spokesman for Israel's Justice Minister Yariv Levin confirmed that he is currently meeting with one of the teams working on frameworks for a negotiated overhaul of the judiciary, the Times of Israel reports. This comes after the official tentatively expressed positivity towards the proposal presented by former Justice Minister Daniel Friedmann and legal scholar Yuval Albashan.

  • The online newspaper notes that the so-called Friedmann-Albashan framework addresses key areas such as "the system for appointing judges and creating a mechanism for the Knesset to block or overcome judicial review on certain legislation."
  • Levin and other senior government officials welcomed the "outside-of-the-box" framework proposed by Friedmann and Albashan, which they see as "the basis for negotiations over the core issues."
  • While the framework would soften some of the government's most radical proposals, the opposition remains critical, as it continues to see the core reforms as an attempt at the politicisation of the judiciary.

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