In the video: Gallant called for the legislation to be stopped: "There is an immediate danger to the security of the state" (Photo: Ministry of Defense spokespersons)
So far, five members of the Knesset from the Likud faction have called for a halt to the legislation as part of the legal revolution.
The MKs are Yoav Galant, Yuli Edelstein, David Bitan, Avi Dichter and Eli Dellal. However, in the vote held in the Likud faction last week on the limited outline of the legal revolution, and on the law to change the composition of the committee for the selection of judges, the majority of the faction voted in favor of continuing the process, including The members of the Knesset who are calling for the legislation to be stopped. The four members of the faction who voted against were Dodi Amsalem, Danny Danon, Moshe Saada and Moshe Psal, and they voted against because they opposed the softening of the legislation
. He addressed the possibility that he would be absent from the upcoming vote on the laws of the legal revolution.
"I was not in the vote in the first reading and that is not by chance," Edelstein clarified.
"I hope that everyone's common sense will prevail. We don't want to bury the reform," he emphasized and argued that putting the reform to a vote before it is clear whether it has support - "
Doubtful vote, Yuli Edelstein (Photo: Reuven Castro)
MK David Bitan responded last night to Defense Minister Galant's statement to the media and said: "As I said several weeks ago, the legislation needs to be stopped and immediate negotiations and broad agreements should be reached.
Strengthens the words of the members of the Minister of Defense."
In order to pass the law, 61 Knesset members are needed, because it is a fundamental law. At this point, the only ones whose vote is in doubt are only Dichter, Edelstein and Galant, because Dellal and Bitan said they would obey factional discipline and vote in favor , even if the legislation is not stopped.
The chairman of the coalition, Ofir Katz, said this evening in an interview with Channel 14: "Whoever does not vote for the reform this week, has finished his political career in Likud."
Communications Minister Shlomo Karai said in response to Gallant's statement: "I ask for forgiveness from the Likud voters for our defense minister who surrendered under the pressure of the left. The State of Israel is at a historic intersection between democracy and dictatorship and its defense minister chooses a dictatorship and gives leeway to refusal and a military coup. The people's decision is not canceled For petting from the media and the elite. This is not democratic. This must not be allowed."
MK Tali Gottlieb (Likud) said in response to Gallant's statement: "What do you think of the Minister of Defense?
Will they ever let you change the structure of the committee for appointing judges?
Will they ever let you dismantle the power games between the representatives of the bar association and the supreme judges on the committee?
They won't give it to you either tomorrow or the day after.
So what is this slackness and surrender?
Apparently, the flattery and caressing of the left is more delightful than you can imagine."
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Reinforces the defense minister's words.
MK David Bitan (Photo: Knesset Spokesperson, Noam Moshkowitz)
Minister of National Security Itamar Ben Gvir said following Galant's statement that he "calls on the Prime Minister to fire Galant who entered the Ministry of Defense with the voices of the right but succumbed to the pressure of those who threatened to refuse and is trying to put a stop to the important reform. He is also actually managing a policy of "containment" and lack of response in Gaza and in "Q And even with this policy, he turns his back on the right-wing voters who want a full right-wing government, whether in terms of legal reform or in the return of personal security and governance to Israel." On the other hand, many of the opponents of the legal revolution
published statements of support for Gallant's words. The chairman of Israel Beitenu, MK Avigdor Lieberman wrote in the account His Twitter: "I congratulate Minister of Defense Galant for his call to stop the legislation and expect the rest of his Likud friends to join and stop the madness.
The time has come for the government to put the citizens of Israel at the top of the list of priorities and work to preserve security, the economy and the State of Israel as a Jewish, Zionist and liberal state."
Former Chief of Staff MK Gadi Eisenkot said that he "congratulates the Minister of Defense for taking a brave and correct position for national security and the common future of the country, and expects those who care about the State of Israel to join him."
Histadrut chairman Arnon Bar-David said that he "strengthens the hands of Defense Minister Yoav Galant and supports his call to stop the legislation.
Security with Israel and the integrity of society are above all.
On the eve of national holidays and days, all parties must show responsibility and leadership.
I call on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu: This is the time to stop and unite the people!
Sit down and talk - because we don't have another country."
Calling to join Galant.
Gadi Eisenkot (Photo: Flash 90, Yonatan Zindel)
MK Gideon Sa'ar said at the people's demonstration in Be'er Sheva: "I want to thank an Israeli patriot, the hero of Israel, Defense Minister Yoav Galant, who fulfills his basic commitment to maintain Israel's security.
Because stopping the legislation is Israel's security."
Knesset member Hili Trooper from the state camp said: "Defense Minister Galant, former head of the Shin Bet and cabinet member Dichter and chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Edelstein, all senior Likud officials, are warning tonight against damage to the lives of all of us.
It seems to me that everyone who loves Israel and cares about its security and cohesion - people of the right, center and left, understand tonight that the responsible and right thing is to stop the legal revolution.
It is time to stop and enter into negotiations with the aim of reaching broad agreements.
It will be the responsibility of all of us to calm the flames from all sides."
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