Netanyahu calls for dialogue amid massive protests: Gantz: “So freeze the reform bill”

Tens of thousands marched on Jerusalem and the Knesset on Monday, after blocking roads and disrupting traffic in Tel Aviv and up and down the country to  protest the first reading of the governments judicial reform bill which is due later. PM Binyamin Netanyahu called on the anti-reform leaders to sit down and talk instead of engaging in “hooliganism.” Opposition MK Benny Gantz: “There are no grounds for dialogue so long as you push the bill forward.” Up for the first of three readings later Monday, are the hotly disputed sections of the judicial reform bill that would strip the high court of the power to interfere in parliamentary the legislation of basic laws and also reshuffle the panel for the appointment of judges so as to give the government a majority.


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