Wed 15 Mar 2023 9:30 pm - Jerusalem Time

Herzog: I am currently focused on stopping further division in Israeli society - Israeli President Isaac Herzog said Sunday that he is currently focusing on two issues that are central to the current situation inside Israel over the dispute over judicial reforms.

Speaking about the criticism leveled at him following his refusal to take a position on the issue, Herzog explained that he respects these criticisms directed at him, but he is currently focused on preventing a historic constitutional crisis and stopping further division among Israeli society.

He pointed out that during the past week he worked all the time and made continuous efforts with the various parties to create dialogue and talks, expressing his hope that they would yield positive results.

The Israeli arena is witnessing a state of attraction and political division over the judicial reforms announced by the Minister of Justice, Yariv Levin, with the support of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and many ministers, while the opposition, the left, and Israeli civil society organizations consider them dangerous to "democracy" and aim to undermine it, and to protect Netanyahu and his ministers.

Yesterday, tens of thousands of Israelis took part in massive demonstrations against the Netanyahu government, with the participation of opposition Knesset members, former ministers and others, in protest against the policy of the Netanyahu government.


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Herzog: I am currently focused on stopping further division in Israeli society