Culture and Sport Minister Miki Zohar (Likud) gave an interview to Channel 12 News on Wednesday and commented on the talks at the President's Residence regarding a compromise on the judicial reform.
"As it looks right now, we will not reach agreements at the President's Residence because the opposition wants to fuel the protest," he said.
The reform, Zohar added, was stopped "in order to heal the rift among the people", and the coalition would like to approve it by consensus. At the same time, Zohar clarified, "If the talks fail, we will have to advance the reform unilaterally. How we will do it and what we will do I do not know yet, maybe we will start with a supervisory body for the prosecutor's office."
"If the reform is not promoted - there is no coalition for Netanyahu," he stressed, adding that the coalition will have to approve at least one part of the reform. "This entire coalition came into the world with a desire to make corrections to the court."
"We will not go anywhere, we will complete four years - and we will inevitably make repairs to the system. In the end, we want to produce a reform once, but not to produce a rift among the people and hatred in the streets."