High Court to hear petition to oust Netanyahu in September


(JNS) — A petition calling for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be removed from office over an alleged conflict of interest will be heard by the High Court of Justice on Sept. 12.

Israel’s Supreme Court, sitting as the High Court of Justice, agreed last week to hear the petition claiming Netanyahu violated a 2020 agreement to not involve himself in his government’s judicial reform initiative due to his ongoing corruption trial.

Leaders of the parties in Netanyahu’s coalition condemned the court’s move, saying in a joint statement that “an extreme political group led by [f...

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