Yoav Kisch
Yoav KischNoam Moskowitz, Knesset spokesperson

Education Minister Yoav Kisch was interviewed on Channel 12 News on Saturday night and commented on the legislation of the judicial reform being promoted by the government.

"I don't see a scenario in which the legislation is delayed. We are in a race, and I hope all parties will understand that this is the right direction for the benefit of the people of Israel," he said.

Later in the interview, Kisch attacked Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara and said, "The Incapacitation Law [which prevents an Attorney General from declaring a Prime Minister unfit for office] should never have been enacted, but when there is a political Attorney General, whose entire job is to see how to harm the Prime Minister, we had to enact it."

"The Attorney General is violating her powers in a clear way, she is political with a clear interest," Kisch claimed. "She is a political Attorney General who is completely violating her position."

Kisch, a former Israel Air Force pilot, also commented on the calls by Israel Air Force pilots to refuse to take part in reserve duty in protest of the government’s judicial reform plan.

"I have conversations with my fellow pilots, I meet with them. I don't shun them, on the contrary. These are Zionist and caring people. I love them and we have been friends for many years, but there is a real disagreement between us about the role of the reform, I think the exact opposite of what they do and I tell them that to their face," said the Minister of Education. "It is not acceptable and under no circumstances is it allowed to use roadblocks, pilots' refusals or violence. Today it is about the reform, tomorrow it will be about another issue. A democratic country must not be decided by refusals of any kind. In my view, these are illegitimate pressures."