Lapid wants MK Moti Yogev tried for ‘criminal incitement’

MK Yair Lapid, who leads the centrist Yesh Atid party, says he has asked the attorney general and to weigh prosecuting MK Moti Yogev for “criminal incitement” against a Supreme Court justice.

Yogev last week criticized a decision by Supreme Court Justice Uzi Vogelman that froze an order to demolish terrorists’ homes, pending hearings on appeals against the demolitions.

In a statement, Yogev had said Vogelman “placed himself on the side of [Israel’s] enemies.”

In a statement, Lapid says that he “waited three days” before reacting to Yogev’s “criminal incitement against Justice Vogelman, the Supreme Court and the rule of law in Israel” because he expected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to step in and reprimand Yogev.

However, he says, he decided to approach Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein once he realized that Netanyahu would not be responding.

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