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Blue and White to court: Reject petitions against Netanyahu forming government

Benny Gantz’s Blue and White party tells the High Court it believes the petitions against Benjamin Netanyahu forming the next government should be rejected.

Though it notes the severity of the criminal accusations against the prime minister, the party, set to join Netanyahu in a unity government, says the special circumstances of deep political, health and economic crises necessitate forming an emergency government, as set out in its agreement with Likud.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz at a memorial ceremony marking 24 years since the assassination of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, in the Knesset, November 10, 2019. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
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