Israel PM Netanyahu fires minister in compliance with Supreme Court order

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By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) -Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed a senior cabinet member with a criminal record on Sunday, complying with a Supreme Court ruling even as he pursues contested judicial reforms that would curb its powers. Pledging to find “every legal means” of keeping Aryeh Deri in public office in future, Netanyahu told him during a weekly cabinet session he was being removed from the interior and health ministries, according to an official transcript. A Deri confidant, Barak Seri, told Army Radio earlier on Sunday that the portfolios would be kept by oth…

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