Defense Minister Yoav Gallant made clear to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that if there is no change or compromise on the judicial reform in the coming days, he will oppose the legislation, Channel 12 News reported on Friday.
According to the report, Gallant does not intend to resign from his position for the time being, despite his opposition to the legislation as it is currently being drafted.
The Minister of Defense made this clear to Netanyahu during a conversation the two men held on Thursday, before Netanyahu’s public statement in which he made clear that the legislation would move ahead as planned. Gallant had also planned to give a statement to the public on Thursday evening, but called it off after the meeting with Netanyahu.
According to Channel 12, the Prime Minister asked Gallant to give him a few more days to try and settle the crisis, and reach a compromise. Gallant agreed to Netanyahu's request - and granted him a few more days.
In the same conversation, Gallant presented Netanyahu with a worrying picture of the security situation, and told him that the IDF Chief of Staff's predictions about the effects the judicial reform will have on the IDF have been accurate so far.
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