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Ben-Gvir agrees to delay judicial reforms in return for 'national guard' creation

Far-right National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir has agreed to delay the implementation of Israel's judicial reforms in return for allowing the creation of a "national guard" loyal to his ministry.

A statement by his Jewish Power party said the minister had agreed to push back the legislation until the next Knesset session - which starts in early May - and that it would be passed after negotiations.

The party said that in return Netanyahu had promised to allow Ben Gvir to create a "national guard" under the command of his ministry, which he claims is needed to enhance public safety.

Earlier, Ben Gvir had threatened to quit the government if the reforms were paused.