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Not the High Court’s Place

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29.03.2020

The High Court of Justice’s aid in ousting Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein will bring the Netanyahu haters temporary gains, such as a speaker of their choosing, but it won’t bring about the ouster of the one they truly despise. If their real concern were the country’s future, as they profess, particularly at this time of emergency, they would be ready to join a government of national salvation. This is what the situation calls for.

The question of who is the Knesset speaker, or even the prime minister, can wait. The Kahol Lavan/Joint List/Lieberman/Peretz camp and especially the High Court ought to be reminded that the Basic Law: The Knesset states that the election of the speaker shall take place “at a date no later than when the Knesset is convened for the purpose of establishing a government.” Basic reading comprehension clearly shows that justice is with Edelstein and not with the “Just Not Bibi” chorus. Not everything that makes more noise and is formulated more crudely (like a High Court ruling) is also more fair.

Here again, the High Court, which........

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