In addition, a few moments before Netanyahu announced his decision to back Gantz for the position, he apparently was made aware that Bennett held his first meeting with Mansour Abbas – the leader of the Islamist Ra’am party – in an effort to form a unity government.
Hours before the High Court of Justice was due to decide on the legality of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s attempts to install a justice minister from his own party, the premier announced Wednesday afternoon he supports the appointment of Blue & White leader Benny Gantz for the position.
In a statement Netanyahu said, „The prime minister submitted a detailed response to the High Court that completely rejects the court’s claim that yesterday’s vote was illegal.“
„However,“ Netanyahu said, „after the prime minister’s attempts at compromise were rejected again this morning, and in order to extract us from this dead end situation and allow the Justice Ministry to function, the prime minister decided to appoint Benny Gantz to the post of Justice Minister for the tenure of the interim government.“
Netanyahu’s refusal to appoint a justice minister is a direct assault on this nation. It is that simple.
His reasoning is also simple: Netanyahu does not want to fill the role with someone who is not subservient and willing to go along with coordinated efforts to escape his bribery trial.
Rather, it is the public danger he constitutes and his conspiring to topple state institutions. Ordinary criminal defendants who behaved as Netanyahu has would have long since been ordered to remain in custody for the duration of legal proceedings, lest they obstruct the investigation and trial, and for disobeying a court order. But we can’t complain to Netanyahu about it, when the court itself gives him license to harm it.
The High Court of Justice was to convene at 5pm Tuesday after the government failed to appoint a justice minister within the time frame allocated by the court.
The latest attempt to end the deadlock over the appointment of the minister failed when the government voted down a move by Blue & White leader Benny Gantz to return to the ministry on a permanent basis.
The justice minister post has remained empty since Gantz’s term as acting justice minister lapsed on April 1. The appointment of a justice minister is a particularly sensitive issue, given that Netanyahu is currently amid an ongoing corruption trial for bribery, fraud and breach of trust.
Das kürzlich von den Vereinigten Staaten an den venezolanischen Präsidenten Nicolás Maduro ausgesprochene Ultimatum und der Prozess der „Aufweichung“ durch alle Arten von Sanktionen, einschließlich des Diebstahls der in den USA gegründeten venezolanischen Raffinerie Citgo, haben das Label der Methoden von vor anderthalb Jahrhunderten
Wow. Bullying! Ernsthaft? So tief ist die EU gesunken?
Man stelle sich das mal anderswo vor, z.B. zwischen Österreich und China.
Der Iran hat der Europäischen Union eine Frist von 60 Tagen gesetzt, um die Umsetzung des Atomabkommens auch nach dem Ausstieg der USA zu garantieren.
Unternehmen, die mit dem Iran geschäften, müssen mit Sanktionen der US-Regierung rechnen. Auch in der Schweiz.