Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has delayed his flight to Germany in order to facilitate talks on a negotiated compromise on the government's proposed judicial reforms.
Netanyahu's flight was originally scheduled to depart at 5 PM, and has been pushed back to 10 PM tonight.
This is after Netanyahu already decided to cut short his visit to Germany in light of the security situation in Israel and to return to Israel tomorrow night (Thursday) in stead of Friday morning.
Netanyahu will meet with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin during his visit. He is expected to call on the European Union to take a harder line against Iran's nuclear weapons program after it was revealed that Iran has enriched uranium to 84% purity, not far from the 90% which constitutes weapons-grade uranium.
The prime minister reportedly met with Knesset Constitution Committee chair Simcha Rothman, Shas chairman Aryeh Deri, Strategic Affairs Minister Ron Dermer and Education Minister Yoav Kisch to discuss efforts to reach a compromise on the judicial reforms.
President Isaac Herzog is expected to present his outline for a compromise on the judicial reforms in the coming day.
In the meantime, Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich will return to Israel this evening and cancel his trip to Panama for a conference which will see the participation of South American finance ministers. Smotrich is returning in order to participate in the efforts to negotiate on and pass the judicial reforms