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Anti-Netanyahu party chiefs slam PM after reversal on justice minister appointment

Several other anti-Netanyahu lawmakers take a shot at the prime minister over his decision to appoint Blue and White head Benny Gantz as justice minister, ahead of a High Court of Justice hearing on the premier’s approval yesterday of a Likud party loyalist for the post despite the attorney general ruling that doing so was illegal.

Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman posts a headline of an article that says “Netanyahu folded,” in reference to the prime minister’s reversal on the justice minister appointment.

“Today Netanyahu folded [mekupelet], the next stage is a pesek zman [timeout],” Liberman tweets, in a play on the Hebrew names of two Israeli chocolate bars.

Meretz chief Nitzan Horowitz slams Netanyahu’s conduct as “disgraceful” and says the Likud leader can’t continue as prime minister.

“Every day he’s in the post is damaging to the country,” Horowitz says in a statement.

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