Netanyahu Accused Of Attempting “Legal Coup”

Axios reports:

An Israeli cabinet meeting exploded into a shouting match today after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attempted to install a loyalist as justice minister despite the attorney general’s determination that such a move was illegal. The Israeli supreme court issued an injunction to block Netanyahu’s move on Tuesday night.

The court will convene on Wednesday for a hearing on the matter. Israel has held four consecutive inconclusive elections over two years amid a prolonged political crisis caused largely by Netanyahu’s trial and his attempts to block it. Netanyahu is on trial for bribery, fraud and breach of trust.

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