After weeks of foreign backed demonstrations against needed judicial reform, both sides met at the presidential residence to being negotiations.
The negotiating team representing the Likud will consist of Minister Ron Dermer, government secretary Yossi Fuchs, and Dr. Aviad Bakshi, the director of the legal department in the Kohelet Policy Forum.
Surprisingly, the architects of the judicial reform package, Justice Minister Yariv Levin and Knesset Constitution Committee chairman MK Simcha Rothman, will not be included in the coalition’s negotiating team.
Yair Lapid’s team will comprise MK Orna Barbivay, MK Karin Elharar, a former director of the Prime Minister’s Office, Naama Shultz, and attorney Oded Gazit.
Benny Gantz’s team will consist of MK Gideon Sa’ar, MK Yehiel Tropper, MK Orit Farkash-Hacohen, and attorney Ronen Aviani.
The sides have a limited time to hash out a compromise as Netanyahu’s rightwing cabinet members have given until the Spring session to get the Judicial Reform passed.
Israel has fallen. Minority rioting overthrows elected government.