Netanyahu is 'weak, cowardly' pulling entity into abyss: Israeli media
Israeli media say the Israeli occupation Prime Minister is no longer able to impose his will even within his own party and has lost control.
Israeli newspaper Haaretz said the suspension of political talks between Israeli occupation Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the opposition, which is hosted by President Isaac Herzog, is a "good thing" as the mediation aims to provide Netanyahu with "international legitimacy".
The prime minister wanted to calm down the protests and buy time to preserve his government from being dismantled as political turmoil has been accumulating for months, the newspaper added.
"Karine Elharrar was elected to the judges' selection committee, but it is clear that the right is trying to control the committee, by re-electing convicted criminal Avi Naveh as president of the Bar Association," said the media outlet," adding that "if he [Naveh] does not succeed, the Minister of Justice will prevent the committee from convening."
"Benjamin Netanyahu has lost control of the Likud and the government, and of course Israel, which is sinking into the abyss," it continued.
Haaretz pointed out that the Prime Minister, "who is accused of felonies, is a weak, cowardly, and paralyzed person. He is no longer able to impose his will, even at home, let alone run a state!"
For its part, Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper said Netanyahu today is against two options; either he chooses to reach an agreement with the opposition or confrontation] it is.
"He could have implemented the understanding with the opposition with full force, with the approval of the president, and reach the election of a representative of [his] coalition and a representative of the opposition in the elections in the judges' selection committee or vice versa," it said.
"Netanyahu could have also ignored the opposition and the protests and sought with all force to elect representatives of his party coalition to the committee, but he postponed and postponed, laying a foot in both camps."
"In the end, he lost control."
The occupation's Knesset is set to convene on Wednesday in order to elect two representatives to the Israeli judicial selection committee.
The Israeli opposition put forward the center-left "Yesh Atid" MK Elharar as a candidate, but several hardliners in the Prime Minister's coalition demanded that both positions are filled with their own representatives.
Netanyahu reportedly sent mixed signals over the overhaul's future, even though it has remained a central goal for his far-right partners and members of his Likud party, indicating that the coalition would be threatened if the law is abandoned.
The Israeli Prime Minister took office in late December, and the occupation's "Justice" Minister quickly announced broad judicial reforms on the grounds that the occupation supreme court wields "excessive power in any state with only one legislative body and a perceived leftwing bias."
Israelis settlers on Saturday took to the streets in the hundreds of thousands throughout the occupation entity to protest Netanyahu's judicial overhaul bid.
The protests continued for the 23rd week straight despite Netanyahu announcing in March a "pause" in a step that aimed to allow for talks on the issue.