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Netanyahu asking High Court for 48 hours to reach agreement on justice minister

Prime Minister Netanyahu is now asking the attorney general to request a 48-hour stay on a High Court decision on the matter of appointing a justice minister, as had reportedly been agreed upon with Blue and White’s Benny Gantz before all hell broke loose at the cabinet.

Though he asserts that “the decision to appoint minister Akunis was made at the cabinet legally and with a majority” — a claim that the attorney general has said is false — he requests “another 48 hours to try to reach an agreement between the sides.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and Defense Minister Benny Gantz attend the swearing-in ceremony of Israel’s Knesset (parliament) in Jerusalem, on April 6, 2021. (Alex Kolomoisky / POOL / AFP)
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