(Worthy News) – While Thursday’s rally in support of the judicial overhaul provided a shot in the arm to coalition lawmakers determined to advance the currently suspended initiative, the Likud-backed protest could well put Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an even thornier position as he seeks to reach a deal with the opposition on reforming the judiciary.
Channel 12 on Friday cited a coalition source who said that if the negotiations with the opposition fail, the premier will face an ultimatum at the end of the Knesset’s summer session from his own ruling bloc, which will threaten to abandon him if he does not advance some form of judicial shakeup. Netanyahu will then be forced to choose between his electoral base or those in Israel and abroad warning of the overhaul’s implications in the security, economic and legal fields.
“After yesterday’s huge show of force, it will be much more difficult for Netanyahu to quash the [overhaul] legislation,” the source told Channel 12, referring to the crowd size at Thursday’s rally, which was estimated at around 200,000. [ Source: Times of Israel (Read More…) ]