A hearing was held before the High Court of Justice on Tuesday  to discuss a petition asking that the court rule that Benjamin Netanyahu, under indictment on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, cannot form the next government.

The hearing ended with no immediate decision.Although the High Court announced it would decide on the matter at a later point, the  judges indicated that they would very much prefer not to rule on the question until absolutely necessary.

Professor  Oren Gazal-Ayal is the Dean of the Faculty of Law at Haifa University. KAN's Mark Weiss put it to him that neither the High Court nor the Attorney General wants to deal with this sensitive issue.