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The Moral Corruption Netanyahu and Gantz Seek to Implement

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After having turned his back on his voters and on his partners in the Kahol Lavan joint ticket, Benny Gantz is also now turning his back on the values he has publicly preached for over a year. His decision to join forces with criminal defendant Benjamin Netanyahu and form a government with him has necessitated new legislation to make the illegal legal.

The Dery-Pinchasi rule, set by the High Court of Justice in 1993, states that a minister cannot continue serving in the cabinet if he or she were charged with severe crimes. Consequently, legislation is needed to enable Netanyahu to exercise the powers of a vice premier after Gantz becomes prime minister under the rotation agreement between Netanyahu’s Likud and Gantz’s Hosen L’Yisrael party. Yet not only has Gantz broken his promise to enact legislation that would prevent a criminal defendant from being........

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