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AG: Cabinet can’t convene until justice minister appointed

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit issues a legal opinion stating that the cabinet cannot convene until a full-time justice minister is appointed, according to Channel 13 news.

Israel has been without a justice minister for several weeks after Benny Gantz’s maximal 3-month term as acting minister expired. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can’t take the role since he is a criminal defendant.

Gantz has been demanding that he be tapped as full time minister, with Netanyahu refusing, in yet another political spat to affect the country under the current power-sharing government.

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