Justice Minister Yariv Levin holds a press conference announcing a far-reaching program of legal reforms at the Knesset on January 4, 2023. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

The new government intends to pass its sweeping legislative agenda for an overhaul of Israel’s legal and judicial system by the end of March.

According to an official in the office of MK Simcha Rothman, chair of the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, the different pieces of legislation making up the four components of the planned major reform are currently being drawn up and will be presented to the government’s Ministerial Committee for Legislation in the coming weeks.

Once there is general agreement among the different coalition parties, the legislation will be submitted to the Knesset as government bills, with the goal being to pass all four reforms by the end of the Knesset winter session which will end shortly before the Passover holiday that starts April 5.

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