High Court justice: Without law revision, Netanyahu cannot hold on to other ministries

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu cannot hold on to the several ministries he currently holds unless the law is amended, Justice Hanan Melcer told the state on Tuesday.

The statement, which was not a final decision and had no immediate legal consequences, was made at a hearing on petitions filed to the High Court of Justice by Yesh Atid to declare two special arrangements in the current government unconstitutional.

In the current government, Ya’acov Litzman of United Torah Judaism’s is deputy health minister, but functions essentially as the health minister based on an arrangement with Netanyahu that formally the prime minister has the title of health minister, but informally Litzman will run the ministry.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/High-Court-justice-Without-law-revision-Netanyahu-cannot-hold-on-to-other-ministries-408226

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