Petition asks High Court to declare Netanyahu unfit for office

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a ceremony at a hospital in Ramat Gan, February 6, 2023. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a ceremony at a hospital in Ramat Gan, February 6, 2023. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

The Movement for Quality Government in Israel files an appeal to the High Court of Justice asking that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be declared unfit for office.

The group argues Netanyahu is in violation of a conflict of interest arrangement that bars him from involvement in matters that could impact his ongoing trial on graft charges, including legislation his coalition is advancing that would drastically curb the High Court’s ability to strike down laws and give politicians full control over judicial picks.

“Netanyahu has proved that he is incapable of separating between his legal matters and the management of the country, and is trying to destroy democracy,” the organization charges in a statement.

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