On video: demonstration outside the Knesset (Yotam Ronan)
The writer Margaret Atwood, who wrote the book on which the successful series "The Handmaid's Tale" is based, referred to the Israeli protest against the legal revolution and retweeted a tweet that read: "More than 20 people reminded 100 thousand Israelis that they demonstrated against the legal reform aimed at weakening the The Supreme Court. What could happen when a group of fanatical religious men take over the government? We will not allow this to happen to any woman in Israel."
After hundreds of thousands demonstrated last night in Jerusalem and in other centers in the country against the revolution, Justice Minister Yariv Levin and Constitutional Committee Chairman Simcha Rothman called on opposition chairman Yair Lapid and state camp chairman Benny Gantz to hold talks at President Yitzhak Herzog's house. "We call on the opposition leaders to start Negotiations without preconditions.
The time has come," the joint statement said. "We have contacted their bureaus in order to coordinate a joint meeting this evening."
A short time later, Lapid rejected the offer and made it clear that he would only come to the meeting if the legal revolution legislation is stopped. "The necessary condition for starting a national dialogue is an immediate stop of all The legislative processes for a limited time during which the talks will take place through the mediation of the president," said Lapid. "If Levin and Rothman agree to this, we will be happy to meet at the president's residence tomorrow morning." Gantz also called for a halt to the legislative process before the talks begin, but Levin and Rothman rejected this.
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