Following Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's words last night, according to which the original legal reform that was presented to him was bad and extreme, the Likud publishes a clarification of his words and explains what Netanyahu's intention was.
According to the message: "Contrary to reports, the Prime Minister did not reject the legal reform at all. He only addressed the issue of a significant strengthening period in a regular majority, which coalition leaders had already agreed upon months ago that balance could be achieved with the court in other ways."
Last night during his meeting with Elon Musk, Netanyahu referred to the legal reform and in a particularly surprising statement, said that the initial proposal made by Justice Minister Yariv Levin was 'extreme'.
Netanyahu explained: "They started with an extreme proposal that I did not accept of a simple majority veto on every decision of the court. We are trying to reach a consensus, and if we do not reach a consensus, and there is a lot of power from Big Money and Big Media to organize demonstrations anywhere in the world, I will do it with the support of the public."
He further added and expanded on the next steps he is planning: "There was a plan that would have shifted the pendulum from one side - power in the hands of the court, to the other side - the parliament. I stopped it, I want a balance. I don't want a system where the parliament can override with a simple majority. We We are trying to reach agreements, 'to work on both sides of the fence'. If we succeed against the opposition - that's good. If not - we will go to the public. This is what I intend to do upon my return to Israel."
It should be noted that Netanyahu himself, in the first reading passed by the Knesset plenum, voted on part of the proposal which he called today "extreme", among other things on changing the composition of the committee for selecting judges, and on determining the majority that allows the High Court to invalidate laws and fundamental laws.