Culture and Sports Minister Miki Zohar criticized the letter from the Attorney General claiming Netanyahu had violated a court order.

"Millions of citizens went to the polling stations and voted, by a large majority, for the right-wing government led by Netanyahu," said Zohar. "From the Attorney General's point of view, a speech to the nation by an elected prime minister while the country is being torn apart from the inside is illegal. Today it is clearer than ever why legal reform is the only way to restore public trust in the legal system.''