Netanyahu Caves After Rebuke From Supreme Court: Gantz Appointed Justice Minister

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided on Wednesday to appoint Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz as justice minister for the tenure of the interim government, hours before the Supreme Court was set to convene on the matter.

Gantz's appointment was approved in a cabinet vote Wednesday. Netanyahu asked to cancel the High Court debate, promising to hold votes for additional empty minister positions on Sunday.

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