Yacimovich calls on Netanyahu to fire justice minister for her attack on High Court

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April 4, 2016 14:20

 
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Following Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked's harsh criticism of the High Court of Justice on Monday, Labor MK Shelly Yacimovich called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to dismiss the minister. 

"Shaked's attack on the High Court is violent and dangerous. She wants to destroy the independence of the legal system and scare and threaten judges. This is miserable behavior from someone who is meant to strengthen the court, which is one of the best in the world," Yacimovich said. 

"Instead of praising the court for being independent, she is trying with all her power to weaken its standing. Happily, the Israeli public trusts the court and answers as such whenever it is polled, despite the attacks against it. The same can't be said about the political branch whose status is deteriorating largely because of the irresponsible behavior of ministers in the government," she said.

"The independence of the judiciary if a foundational principle of democracy and if the harm to it continues, Netanyahu will not be able to claim that Israel is the sole democracy in the Middle East," she added. 

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