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Haredi MK says without bill to override High Court, coalition won’t be formed

United Torah Judaism (UTJ) lawmaker Moshe Gafni arrives for coalition talks at a hotel in Jerusalem, on November 9, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
United Torah Judaism (UTJ) lawmaker Moshe Gafni arrives for coalition talks at a hotel in Jerusalem, on November 9, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

United Torah Judaism MK Moshe Gafni says that without a bill allowing the Knesset to override High Court of Justice rulings, Benjamin Netanyahu’s prospective government won’t be formed.

Speaking at a party event, Gafni says the government will work to cancel the “decrees” issued by outgoing Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman and former prime minister Naftali Bennett over the past year.

In Haredi circles, the word “decree” has the connotation of a draconian measure imposed on religious Jews by a hostile leadership.

Gafni adds: “The salary of ultra-Orthodox teachers will be equal to that of the government education system, and without the override clause, a government will not be formed.”

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