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

Israel's top court freezes appointment of Netanyahu loyalist to justice minister post, after attorney general rules cabinet vote 'illegal' ■ After court's rebuke, Netanyahu agrees to appoint Gantz

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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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