Yuli Edelstein
Yuli EdelsteinNoam Moskowitz, Knesset spokesperson

MK Yuli Edelstein (Likud) decided to break his silence for the first time since the primaries in the party about six months ago.

In an interview with Channel 12 News, which will be broadcast in its entirety on Friday, Edelstein said that he strongly supports the judicial reform in order to restore trust in the judicial system, but is demanding that it be passed following broad negotiations and compromises.

"Trust my experience. In a week or two or three, after everyone will have once again proven that they will not compromise on anything or back down and won't give up an inch - after all this, people will calm down and start talking. There will be dialogue, there will be broad agreement and not 61 or 64 Knesset members who will support what will come," said Edelstein.

Edelstein refused to say how he would vote if the reform is not agreed upon following negotiations. "I'm telling you - the correct procedure is for these things to be done by broad agreement, certainly as part of a compromise."