High Court immediately tells Edelstein he must hold vote on new Knesset speaker by Wednesday

The High Court of Justice rules unanimously that Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein must hold a vote to choose a new Knesset speaker no later than Wednesday.

The decision comes barely an hour after Edelstein rebuffed the court’s position that he should call the vote by then.

If Edelstein now chooses to defy the court, as fellow Likud MK Justice Minister Amir Ohana is urging him to do, Israel would be facing a constitutional crisis.

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