Justice minister also urges Edelstein to snub High Court

Justice Minister Amir Ohana, a close ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, joins a chorus of lawmakers from Likud and allied parties calling on Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein — a Likud MK — to defy the High Court’s stance.

After the country’s top court told Edelstein to respond by 5 p.m. whether he would be willing to hold a vote on choosing a new Knesset speaker within two days — hinting otherwise it would rule against him and force him to hold the vote — Ohana tweets: “If I were the Knesset speaker, I would answer: No.”

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