42 former top legal advisers support AG in face of coalition calls to oust her

Amid escalating rhetoric from ministers and coalition members against Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara, 42 former senior legal advisers — including former attorneys general — write a public letter supporting her.

The rare letter — signed by former legal advisers to government ministries, other state bodies and the police — argues that the government’s judicial overhaul legislation “leads Israel to a regime coup and a severe weakening of the justice system.

“Government and coalition spokespeople are openly accusing the legal counsel of being politically slanted,” the letter says, addressing Baharav-Miara. “The calls for your ouster are no longer veiled and are said explicitly, and only because you and your employees are doing your jobs and sticking to legal principles.”

The signatories call on current legal advisers “not to break in the face of political pressure.”

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