Former Defense Minister and leader of the Blue-White Alliance, Gantz, made a statement on his Twitter account regarding the increasing demonstrations that have passed the 10th week against the government's judicial reform. Noting that no one would want a civil war in Israel, but the situation was bad, Gantz said, "I fear a civil war will break out here (in Israel)."
It has been 10 weeks since the mass protests organized across the country against the "judicial reform" of the Benjamin Netanyahu government, which restricts the powers of the judiciary, in Israel. As the government progresses step by step to pass the controversial judicial regulation in the Parliament, the protests of tens of thousands of Israelis who consider it "interference with the independence of the judiciary" are growing.
On March 15, Israeli President Isaac Herzog warned of a "civil war" on the government's "judicial reform", which dragged the country into discussions, and proposed a "Public Draft" to overcome the crisis. Contrary to the government's target in the judicial regulation, the draft includes articles that prevent the judicial mechanism from being changed in favor of the government, such as the fact that the majority in the Committee to Appoint the Judges is not given to power and that the laws are passed with 80 votes instead of the absolute majority of 61 in the Parliament. Netanyahu also announced that they rejected Herzog's draft on the grounds that it "continues the current status quo".