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Netanyahu Reportedly Met Ben Gvir, Told U.S. About Plan To Pause Judicial Reforms


Israeli media outlets report that National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir was summoned by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for a meeting today. This comes after press reports did the rounds suggesting that the leader of the far-right Otzma Yehudit was threatening to resign if the Premier stops the controversial judicial overhaul amid widespread street protests and rifts in the ruling coalition.

  • Ben Gvir via his Twitter account called on the supporters of the reforms to attend a right-wing rally that will take place in front of the Knesset today at 6:00pm.
  • Channel 12 reported that some of the Prime Minister's aides told him to wait with his announcement to see if the rally attracts a substantial turnout.
  • The TV channel also reported that Netanyahu's office informed the U.S. administration about his intention to stop the legislation, while there are talks on revoking the ouster of Defence Minister Yoav Gallant.
  • We are still waiting for any statement on pausing the judicial overhaul, but Netanyahu's communications have been limited to an appeal to protesters to avoid violence.

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