Lapid slams Knesset speaker over High Court criticism, calls for his ouster

Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid calls on the bloc of parties opposing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to “immediately replace” Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin, after the Likud MK denounced as a “coup attempt” a precedent-setting High Court ruling establishing criteria for amendments to Israel’s Basic Laws.

“The Knesset speaker crossed all the red lines,” Lapid says. “Israel cannot allow itself to have a Knesset speaker who is trying to destroy the foundations of democracy and the rule of law.”

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