“Stopping the legislation is the right move. This is the time to begin a sincere, serious, and responsible dialogue that will lower the flames.”
By World Israel News Staff
President Isaac Herzog spoke with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and opposition figures Yair Lapid, and Benny Gantz, urging them to begin an “immediate process of negotiation” to arrive at a “broad consensus” for the judicial reform.
Herzog called on each side to form negotiation teams to begin talks.
“Stopping the legislation is the right move. This is the time to begin a sincere, serious, and responsible dialogue that will lower the flames,” Herzog said.
“For the sake of our unity and for the sake of our children’s future, we must start talking, here and now. The President’s Residence, the People’s Home, is a space for dialogue and the establishment of consensus that is as broad as possible, that will usher Israel out of this state of crisis,” he said.
Gantz called on the prime minister to reconsider his decision to fire Defense Minister Yoav Gallant after the latter called to halt the judicial reform.
“If the legislation really does stop, really and totally, we are ready to start genuine dialogue at the President’s Residence,” Lapid said.
“We need to sit together and write the Israeli constitution based on the values of the Declaration of Independence. We need to let the president determine a process for the dialogue and trust him to be an impartial mediator.”
Source: World Israel News