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High Court hearing on justice minister appointment pushed back to 5 p.m.

A High Court hearing on Prime Minister Netanyahu’s appointment yesterday of a Likud loyalist as justice minister has been pushed back to 5 p.m., after the premier agreed to tap Blue and White chief Benny Gantz for the post.

Netanyahu had asked for the hearing to be canceled after reversing himself on appointing Likud MK Ofir Akunis as justice minister, despite insisting the appointment was kosher. Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has said the vote on Akunis’ appointment was illegal.

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