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Israel: key minister fired under pressure from justice

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was forced, under pressure from justice, to dismiss the number two in the government Arie Dery from office on Sunday, convicted of tax evasion, leader of the ultra-Orthodox Shass party, the second formation of Netanyahu’s coalition, Arié Dery is was appointed Minister of Health and the Interior in the government formed at the end of December in the wake of the legislative elections of November 1st. But on Wednesday the Supreme Court of Israel invalidated his appointment and recalled that Dery had announced in early 2022 his retirement from political life to avoid prison time after his conviction for tax evasion. “It is with a heavy heart and a lot of pain (…) that we are forced to relieve you of your cabinet post, Netanyahu told the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem attended by Dery in Legal so that Mr Dery can” contribute to the service of the state of Israel”. – ‘A circus’ – Her dismissal from the government follows Wednesday’s decision by the Supreme Court, the country’s highest court. announced it had decided by a majority of ten out of eleven judges that it would appoint her Dery’s minister “cannot be validated”. “The prime minister must fire him”. Despite the announcement of his retirement from political life, Dery was elected MP in the general elections in November and then appointed to the cabinet. opposition Yair Lapid called the government a “circus” on Twitter “Netanyahu is weak, but today he has to appoint a full-time health minister and interior minister,” he said. “Citizens of Israel should not pay are the price for this government’s corruption and disorder.” On Saturday, Lapid joined a demonstration in Tel Aviv that brought together some 100,000 Israelis according to media estimates to protest their rejection of the Netanyahu government’s policy, which they fear is anti-democratic. Benjamin Netanyahu returned as head of government in December by uniting right-wing, far-right and ultra-Orthodox Jewish parties, the far-right in Israel’s history. Netanyahu himself is on trial for corruption in several cases and his trial is ongoing. In Israel, the prime minister enjoys no immunity from prosecution but must not resign or resign for the duration of his trial. In December, MPs voted a text, dubbed the “Dery law” in the press, which authorizes a person convicted of a crime but not sentenced to prison to sit in government. The Supreme Court criticized this law and found that Mr. Dery’s appointment was “in gross contradiction to the fundamental principles of the rule of law”. In 1993, the Supreme Court had already requested that he be removed from his post as Secretary of State. ‘Interior, after being indicted for corruption In 2000, he was sentenced to three years in prison and released after serving two-thirds of his sentence In Israel, where the Basic Laws serve as the Constitution, the judiciary is the only able to control the government the introduction of a “derogation” clause that allows Parliament to overrule a simple majority decision of the Supreme Court.This reform, which is to be presented to Parliament at an unspecified date, aims to increase the power of elected officials compared to that of magistrates and, according to its detractors, jeopardizes the democratic character of the State of Israel.dms/tp

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