Chief justice: Based on what are you asking us to bar a recommended MK from forming government??

Chief Justice Esther Hayut presses the petitioners to provide a basis for their demand that a lawmaker who was recommended by the majority of his Knesset peers to form the government be prevented from doing so.

“Show us something! A law! A verdict! From this country’s [history]! From [somewhere else] in the world! Something! After all, [you’re asking us to set] a global precedent! You want us to rule without a basis simply  according to your personal opinion?” Hayut presses the anti-Netanyahu petitioners as deputy chief justice Hanan Melcer nods his head in agreement while sitting next to her.