Ministers entering Netanyahu's weekly cabinet meeting this morning were asked by reporters if they would uphold a Supreme Court ruling striking down judicial reform legislation.
Defense Minister Yoav Gallant and Intelligence Minister Gila Gamliel, both from the Likud party, responded that they would abide by any such ruling.
“My position is clear. The State of Israel is a democratic country with a rule of law. I will honor any High Court ruling,” Gallant said.
Interior and Health Minister Moshe Arbel of the ultra-Orthodox Shas party also answered in the affirmative.
National Unity head Benny Gantz, praised the three for their unequivocal stance.
“Ministers Gamaliel, Gallant and Arbel are saying the obvious this morning, but unfortunately we have reached the days when such a statement is so necessary and important,” Gantz said.
The first High Court hearing on judicial reform legislation will take place this Tuesday when the court hears arguments against the Reasonableness Standard Law.
The All Israel News Staff is a team of journalists in Israel.