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Sacked Israeli defense chief may apologize as Netanyahu meets replacements

Israelis are outraged by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu firing Defense Minister Yoav Gallant for speaking up against his judicial reform efforts.
Israeli Minister of Defence Yoav Gallant (R) and US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin shake hands after delivering a statement to the press at the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) headquarters near the Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, on March 9, 2023.

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant is ready to apologize to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over his speech on live TV on Saturday, which broke with his boss and called to suspend the government's planned judicial overhaul.

Gallant, Israel's broadcaster KAN reported, is willing to apologize for going against Netanyahu while the latter was in London, and rejecting the judicial overhaul plan. The plan would see Israel's High Court being undermined and would extend more power to elected leaders over the judicial system. 

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