Edelstein tells court his 'conscience won’t let him hold vote' on new speaker

Moran Azulay |
Published: 03.25.20 , 16:33
Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein has responded to the High Court saying that he "cannot carry out the ruling because it goes against my conscience."
"That’s why I announced my resignation. It will come into effect in 48 hours and after that whoever is appointed [speaker] can make any decision he finds right to make in accordance with his judgment,” he said
Edelstein adds: “I’m not interested in defying the honorable court, but in light of its ruling I feel that I was thrust into an impossible situation and therefore I announced my resignation.”