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Liberman backs advancement of legislation to override High Court

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman expresses his support for a plan being advanced by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to strip the High Court of Justice of its power to strike down laws it finds unconstitutional.

“I back the prime minister’s plan to implement a change in the relations between the Supreme Court and the Knesset,” tweets Liberman, who heads the Yisrael Beytenu party.

“Since Yisrael Beytenu’s first day we have demanded the return of the mandate to the public officials who were chosen in elections,” adds Liberman.

“Now a chance has been created for a significant fix. I hope it’ll be realized.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left) and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman at the Knesset on October 24, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

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