Report: Barkat coordinated with PM when saying he’ll respect court ruling nixing overhaul bills

A source in the ruling Likud party is quoted by Ynet as saying that Economy Minister Nir Barkat was fully coordinated with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he said today that he will respect the High Court of Justice’s decision if it overturns a key piece of legislation that is part of the government’s drastic overhaul of the judiciary.

That had been an apparent response to Justice Minister Yariv Levin, who vowed the coalition will not accept such a development.

The source reportedly says the timing of Barkat’s remark “wasn’t a coincidence.”

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