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Israel’s Supreme Court Strikes Down Netanyahu Government ‘Reform’

In a ruling which will again divide Israel’s “war cabinet” and government, the Supreme Court on Jan. 1 issued a ruling, by a vote of 8-7, which strikes down “a law passed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing government that was meant to limit the Court’s own powers,” as the New York Times reported. “It sets up a possible constitutional crisis,” the Times author Isabel Kershner wrote from Jerusalem, and was denounced by Netanyahu’s Likud Party as being “in opposition to the nation’s desire for unity, especially in a time of war.” That would, of course, refer to Netanyahu’s own desire for national unity by means of war, in support of him personally against corruption charges and widespread disapproval of his leadership.

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