The following is an excerpt from former Prime Minister Yair Lapid’s proposal addressed to Israel’s President Isaac Herzog.
“I’m not willing to pretend that what the government is advancing now is really a “legal reform.” This not a reform, just a criminal attempt by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Arye Dery to escape from their criminal troubles.
This is the reason I proposed to President Isaac Herzog last week to establish a presidential commission to examine the legal system and separation of powers…
The presidential commission will listen equally to the government, courts, opposition and academia. It will conduct a transparent, time limited process and place a proposal for reform on the national agenda that will be above suspicion.
The president is now considering the proposal. I hope he will say yes.
Yair Lapid: “There Is a Way to Halt Netanyahu's Judicial Coup,” “Haaretz,” Jan 31, 2023