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High Court to hear Blue and White petition against Edelstein at 4 p.m.

At 4 p.m. the High Court of Justice is set to begin discussing the Blue and White party’s petition demanding that Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein immediately allow the legislature to convene, vote on a new speaker and allow committees to be formed to begin oversight of the government.

Edelstein has stalled on the matter and last week shuttered the Knesset without allowing panels to be manned, citing virus fears and a need to try to reach compromises between the parties before setting up committees and moving forward with the legislative agenda.

He has said he will allow committees to be formed Monday, but he seems to want to further delay any vote on his potential replacement until a new government has been formed.

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