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Mandelblit: Cabinet knowingly and deliberately acted in an illegal manner

In a letter to Netanyahu and Gantz, the attorney general says the cabinet today “knowingly and deliberately acted in an illegal manner” in voting to appoint Ofir Akunis as justice minister.

He notes that the government was formed in 2020 on the principle that such decisions must be made under the agreement between the two blocs.

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit speaks at the 17th annual Jerusalem Conference of the ‘Besheva’ group, on February 24, 2020. (Olivier Fitoussi/ Flash90)

Meanwhile Gantz issues a letter to the High Court of Justice ahead of its discussions later, in which he says Netanyahu “is leading a process of the destruction of democracy.” He says a justice minister must be appointed immediately in accordance with the law.

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