Top Member Of Netanyahu’s Party Wants To Halt PM’s Judicial Overhaul Plan

Israeli border police officers prevent protesters from blocking a highway during a rally against the government's plans to overhaul the country's legal system, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023. Tens of thousands of Israelis have gathered in central Tel Aviv to protest plans by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new government to overhaul the country's legal system and weaken the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
  • Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, a high member of Netanyahu’s Likud party, on Saturday called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to stop his judicial overhaul plan.
  • Gallant is the first senior member of the party to openly oppose Netanyahu’s legislation, which critics say would diminish the power of the country’s Supreme Court.
  • President Biden in the past several days has opposed the plan, amid large street protests against the legislation that have gone on for weeks.