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AG said leaning toward allowing caretaker government to appoint next IDF chief

Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara at the Supreme Court in Jerusalem on May 29, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara at the Supreme Court in Jerusalem on May 29, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Several reports indicate that Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara is leaning toward accepting Defense Minister Benny Gantz’s request, green-lighting the appointment of the next Israel Defense Forces chief of staff during a caretaker government.

Likud MK Yoav Kisch has caused an uproar by threatening to oust Baharav-Miara if she okays the appointment during an election campaign, and if his party rises again to power.

Channels 12 and 13 both report that Baharav-Miara is nevertheless expected to approve Gantz’s request in the coming days, with Channel 13 quoting anonymous judicial sources saying the attorney general “won’t be deterred by threats.”

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