Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other coalition heads blasted the High Court of Justice ruling on Arye Deri at a special press conference
A democracy cannot allow persons who have successively been accused and found guilty of financial offenses to be responsible for vast state budgets as ministers
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"It was clear to both of us that we would adhere to the court's ruling," Deri said to Netanyahu following his removal from the government.
The prime minister waited until Sunday, reportedly in order to give Deri time to decide whether or not to resign.
Tens of thousands of Israelis went out to protest against the government's proposed judicial reforms.
The High Court ruled in a 10-1 decision that Shas leader Aryeh Deri cannot serve as a minister in the government.
27% of respondents said that they disagreed with the High Court's decision.
NATIONAL AFFAIRS: Whether it’s Deri, Netanyahu, the attorney-general or the High Court, there’s bound to be collateral damage in their battles to outlast the current storms.
INSIDE POLITICS: Netanyahu associate: “Anyone who thinks Deri can be extracted from the government... is mistaken. That is the difference between de jure and de facto.”