Jerusalem, March 25 - the crisis, which has been brewing for several years, is now boiling over, thanks to the Corona crisis. 
Interim Knesset Chair Yuli Edelstein resigned today, refusing to permit a vote, electing the permanent new Chair (his replacement), defying a Supreme Court edict.
Reporter Tal Schneider: "Knesset Chair Edelstein resigned and adjourned the Knesset until Monday, March 30, would not permit election of a new Chair".
Edelstein's attempt to lock up the Knesset failed, when MKs of the newly elected narrow majority refused to leave the edifice.  MKs remaining locked inside, with Knesset Guard and Israel Police outside, hundreds of law-abiding, non-violent demonstrators are partying their protest outside the main gate.
Hundreds of other protesters are gathered in front of the Supreme Court, where a hearing is conducted this evening in a contempt process against Edelstein.
The main demands of the protesters is convening the Knesset tonight, voting a new permanent Chair into office, and then voting on a bill to prohibit a Defendant in criminal prosecution on corruption charges from being appointed prime minister... The enactment of such bill would make Netanyahu's chances of regaining his appointment and escaping his criminal prosecution slimmer.
In the meanwhile, the Interim Netanyahu government has again issued this afternoon emergency regulations, bypassing Knesset approval, further restricting movement, and giving the "Mossad-War Room" and Shin-Bet wide ranging "Top Secret" authorities, in a purported effort to combat the epidemic...
Attorney Yoval Yoaz, commenting on Journalist Barak Ravid's English post, writes: "When you read it in English, you realize this is not "like" a regime change. This is a regime change in real time."
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