Israel’s ceremonial leader called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to immediately halt a divisive reform of the court on Monday. On Monday, the ceremonial head of state urged Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister, to immediately cease a divisive reform of the court.

After calling for a halt to the reform, Netanyahu fired his defense minister, prompting tens of thousands of Israelis to spontaneously go to the streets across the nation. This is when Isaac Herzog made his appeal.

The revamp has generated one of Israel’s worst domestic crises, garnering strong criticism from business executives, government representatives, and even the military of the nation.