Gantz meets Supreme Court president, vows to safeguard courts

Acting Justice Minister Benny Gantz holds a meeting with Supreme Court President Esther Hayut.

“Minister Gantz told President Hayut that he is committed to upholding the rule of law, the independence of the judicial system and its proper functioning,” according to a joint statement by Gantz and Hayut.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right), Blue and White leader Benny Gantz and Chief Justice of Supreme Court Esther Hayut at the memorial ceremony for the late President Shimon Peres, at the Mount Herzl cemetery in Jerusalem, on September 19, 2019. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)