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All sorts of people object to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planning reforms, which are due to be presented to the cabinet soon, if a court does not postpone proceedings. Green organizations have petitioned to be allowed an additional 90 days to file objections to the major changes in Israel's planning and construction laws, not the just the 21 days the government has allowed.

Now it turns out that local planning and building councils object to the proposed reforms, too, a surprise because one of Netanyahu's aims was to strengthen the local councils at the expense of the regional planning bodies.

Herzliya city council member Dror Ezra recently wrote to the Prime Minister's Office against the changes, on behalf of the local planning council. He said most of the council members object, they are volunteers and the changes would require much more of their time.