Shin Bet chief Ronen Bar warned Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid during their meeting last night that the current turmoil over the judicial overhaul is weakening Zionist entity’s “national security”, Israeli media reported.
Channel 12 said Bar expressed serious concern about the potential for violence and chaos.
In a statement on their meeting, Lapid said the two discussed “the security threats in different areas” and that he stressed his concern about “national resilience.”
According to Channel 12 news, the conversation was requested by Bar and greenlighted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The meeting yesterday came as Lapid also met with President Isaac Herzog, who is pushing for an agreement on the “reasonableness” bill the coalition is working to pass into law and a months-long pause on the rest of the judicial shakeup to allow for negotiations.
Source: Israeli media