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        2/20/2014, Adar 20, 5774

      PM Appeals Rulings Against his Limitations on Likud

      Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, in his role as Likud party chairman, appealed to the Supreme Court, Thursday, against Monday's district-court ruling in favor of a petition by Likud Central Committee Chairman Danny Danon against what Danon called "attempts to paralyze the Likud institutions ", impose restrictions on the gatherings convened by the committee and prevent ideological discussions prior to the publication of United States Secretary of State John Kerry's outline for final-status negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

      Danon said, Thursday, "I will defend also democracy in the Likud before the Supreme Court versus constant efforts to paralyze its institutions and to silence its members. Democracy is the way of the Likud, the largest party in the Knesset , which became the last bastion of democracy in the Knesset, and I'll be on guard to make sure that the Likud stays true to its values."