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PM tells court justice minister vote legal, judiciary not a ‘super-government’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu submits his response to the High Court of Justice regarding the validity of Ofir Akunis’s appointment as justice minister yesterday, saying yesterday’s cabinet vote on the matter is legal despite Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit insisting it violates legally binding parts of the coalition agreement.

Netanyahu argues that he is authorized to appoint a justice minister and that the court and the attorney general aren’t a “super-government.”

He says the court is “blocking the appointment of a vital minister and leading the system to a dead end.”

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