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Netanyahu caves, nominates Gantz for justice minister

After being reprimanded yesterday both by Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit and the High Court, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has nominated Defense Minister Benny Gantz to take on the Justice Ministry as well.
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After long months of opposition and dramatic moves at yesterday's cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu nominated Blue and White leader Benny Gantz for justice minister in the transitional government. The nomination was approved in phone calls with the cabinet ministers. Netanyahu also pledged to nominate permanent communication, science, water resources, higher education and social equality ministers for government approval on Sunday.

In a statement published earlier in the day by his office, Netanyahu said that he had legal arguments against the High Court and against Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit's treatment of his previous moves on the issue.

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