Blue and White MK says he hopes Netanyahu’s U-turn on justice minister not a ‘trick’

A Blue and White lawmaker says he hopes Prime Minister Netanyahu’s decision to make party leader Benny Gantz justice minister is not a “trick” ahead of a High Court hearing on the premier’s appointment yesterday of a Likud loyalist to the post.

MK Eitan Ginzburg doesn’t further speculate on what such a “trick” would constitute, but says Netanyahu “understood that he went overboard” in holding a vote to make Likud MK Ofir Akunis, despite the attorney general ruling that such a vote was illegal.

“This is the necessary decision. It’s unfortunate that we reached in such a way, such a fatal blow to the law enforcement system, the rules of the democratic game. Things were done here that were never done before,” Ginzburg tells the Ynet news site.

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