According to Israeli media, the country’s largest labor union,hastadrut, canceled tomorrow’s strike after Netanyahu announced it was postponing the controversial judicial arrangement.
As the Airport Employees’ Union ended its strike this morning, flights will resume at Ben-Gurion, the country’s largest international airport.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in his address to the nation this evening, announced that he is postponing the judicial regulation that has caused mass protests and strikes across the country.
Netanyahu’s decision to delay the controversial judicial arrangement comes after he agreed with his coalition partner, far-right National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir.
As part of the agreement between the parties, it was decided to approve the establishment of a new security force called the “National Guard” under the Ministry of Homeland Security under Ben-Gvir at the next cabinet meeting.
Netanyahu government’s controversial ‘judicial reform’
Minister of Justice Yariv Levin announced on January 5 that they were planning a “judicial reform” that would limit the powers of the Supreme Court and allow the government to have a say in judicial appointments.
For 13 weeks across the country, tens of thousands of Israelis have been holding mass protests against the government’s judicial regulation.