(Morrisville) Joe Biden said on Tuesday that the Israeli government, faced with a large protest movement against its justice reform project, since put on “pause”, could not “continue on this path”.

“They can’t continue down this path and I think I made my point,” Trump said on the sidelines of a visit to North Carolina.

“I hope they give it up,” he later said of the bill, back in Washington.

Asked if Israeli democracy is at a turning point, Joe Biden said: “It’s a difficult situation and they have to find a solution. ยป

Mr. Biden also clarified that he had no plans to invite Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to the White House “in the short term”.

The US executive had “welcomed” Monday the announcement, after three months of protests, of a “pause” of this disputed justice reform in Israel, while continuing to call on the political leaders of the Hebrew State to find a compromise as soon as possible.

Backed by one of the most right-wing governments in Israel, the reform project gave birth to one of the largest popular mobilization movements in the country.

A first meeting between majority and opposition parties on the subject ended Tuesday evening in “a positive spirit”, according to the office of Israeli President Isaac Herzog.

For the government, the reform aims to rebalance powers by reducing the prerogatives of the Supreme Court, which the executive considers politicized, in favor of Parliament.

Its detractors believe, on the contrary, that the reform risks leading to an illiberal or authoritarian drift.