The Telegraph: Netanyahu faces a rebellion within his party against judicial reforms


The Telegraph newspaper published a report entitled Netanyahu faces rebellion within his party against judicial reforms.

The report deals with the Israeli Prime Minister’s dismissal of his defense minister, Yoav Gallant, after he demanded the cancellation of controversial plans to amend the judicial system.

After months of mass protests, Yoav Gallant publicly defected from the ruling coalition on Saturday, calling for a halt to judicial reform that has divided Israel as undermining the country’s defense.

“The growing division in our society cuts across the IDF and security services… This constitutes a clear, immediate and tangible threat to state security… I’ll not help with that,” Gallant said.

On Sunday, Yuli Edelstein, a senior politician from Netanyahu’s Likud party, spoke in favor of halting the planned judicial changes to allow for debates and reviews.

“We don’t want to bury the reforms, but putting them to a vote before it becomes clear that there is support for them would be an adventure best avoided,” Edelstein said.

The reform package sparked unprecedented mass protests across Israel, which continued unabated for more than three months.

Netanyahu government defied all calls, including one from the Israeli president, to abort the change.

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