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High Court petition against Netanyahu urges appointment of 35 ambassadors, consuls

The Movement for Quality Government and a union of Foreign Ministry employees have filed a High Court petition against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for holding up the appointment of 35 ambassadors and consuls for over half a year, the Walla news site reports.

They demand that the court issue an order forcing Netanyahu to explain why he has not been approving the appointments, which include diplomats in about one-third of Israel’s diplomatic missions.

The petitioners say the current situation is significantly harming Israel’s relations and raises the suspicion the premier has “ulterior motives.”

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