Lapid: A government that doesn’t obey the court is an illegal government

Opposition Leader Yair Lapid, head of the Yesh Atid party, marches with protesters at Kaplan Street in Tel Aviv.

“We come to Kaplan today to say that a government that doesn’t obey the court, that doesn’t obey the law, is an illegal government,” Lapid tweets.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has refused to commit to honoring a theoretical High Court decision striking down the “reasonableness” law — which bars judicial review of government and ministerial decisions on the grounds of their reasonableness — raising concerns of a constitutional crisis.

In an unprecedented move, all 15 judges of the High Court will rule on the law in September, setting up a showdown between the judiciary and government.

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