According to Channel 12 News Motzei Shabbos report, former justice minister Tzipi Livni, one of the key figures in the left’s fight against the reforms, met with Supreme Court President Esther Hayut twice at her home.
Hayut, despite purportedly holding an apolitical position, has publicly spoken out strongly against the new government’s planned judicial reforms.
According to the source, Livni and Hayut met for the first time a few weeks ago and again on Thursday.
Hayut has branded the proposed reforms an “unbridled attack” that would deal a “fatal blow to Israel’s democracy.”
In answer to a question about the situation, Livni said: “I recently began contacts with relevant parties, from former justice ministers to the President of the Supreme Court and the President of the State, out of a desire to help and as a former justice minister.”
The former justice minister Tzipi Livni addressed the President and requested a meeting, according to Hayut’s office.
The President will meet with any former or present justice minister who asks because she feels her request shouldn’t be denied.
Regarding the discussion with Livni, the initial meeting occurred a few weeks ago rather than the day before the protest.
Regarding the purpose of the second encounter, they both declined to speak.
Likud MK Chanoch Milvitzky responded to the story by saying that Livni is a political person active in starting a new leftist party. “Twice, Hayut met with her. Crazy.”
ליבני היא דמות פוליטית שעוסקת בהקמת מפלגת שמאל חדשה. חיות נפגשה איתה פעמיים תוך בשבוע האחרון.
— חנוך מילביצקי – hanoch milwidsky (@hanochmilwidsky) January 21, 2023