Why Netanyahu Is Suddenly Attempting a Legal Coup

For 15 years, Benjamin Netanyahu was never interested in changing the balance of power in the branches of government. His attempt to appoint a lackey as justice minister is not a principled war on the courts, just an opportunistic one

Anshel Pfeffer
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>>Netanyahu Caves After Rebuke From Supreme Court: Gantz to Serve as Justice Minister

Some pundits are calling Benjamin Netanyahu’s attempt on Tuesday to carry out an “illegal” ministerial appointment “the worst constitutional crisis in Israeli history. In fact, it’s just the worst constitutional crisis in 13 months and, in many ways, a continuation of that crisis.

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