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Mandelblit said set to request cancellation of High Court hearing

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit is expected to ask the High Court to nix its planned hearing announcing whether yesterday’s cabinet vote to make Likud MK Ofir Akunis justice minister was legal, Channel 12 news reports.

The hearing has largely become unnecessary after Prime Minister Netanyahu backed down today and agreed to make Gantz acting justice minister, reversing a position he has been pushing for weeks.

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