Ministers discussing a possible compromise
Ministers discussing a possible compromiseNoam Moskowitz - Knesset Spokesperson

The Knesset is voting today (Monday) on the bill to change the reasonableness standard in the second and third readings.

As voting commences, Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich is pushing for a last-minute compromise despite opposition from Ministers Yariv Levin and Itamar Ben-Gvir.

Smotrich is trying to get a declaration to delay the legislation on the Judicial Selection Committee for more than half a year. Defense Minister Gallant also supports such a move.

Prime Minister Netanyahu is considering the idea and even left the plenum to discuss it with several ministers.

National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir commented on the proposal: "Unfortunately, parts of the coalition are negotiating with themselves and are considering reaching a compromise that would uproot the reform. Any compromise during the vote for the Reasonableness Bill would be a humiliation of the Right."

Religious Zionism CEO Yehuda Wald commented: "Unfortunately, even in these moments when the coalition is unified to pass the reduction of the reasonableness standard, there are small factors that were not in the thick of leading the reform and are busy with deceitful briefings mainly to advance themselves. They'll brief and divide the nation, and we will lead the amendment of the judicial system responsibly.