Attorney general warns gov’t must quickly approve 6 permanent ministers

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit tells the government it must quickly appoint six permanent ministers for posts currently manned by temporary appointments.

The appointments are all set to expire within the next month or so, and cannot be extended further.

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit speaks at the 17th annual Jerusalem Conference of the ‘Besheva’ group, on February 24, 2020. (Olivier Fitoussi/ Flash90)

Defense Minister and Justice Minister Benny Gantz is serving as interim communications minister until March 16. In response to Mandelblit’s warning, Gantz calls on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to approve Blue and White’s Eitan Ginzburg as minister in the coming cabinet meeting in order to avoid a vacuum at the ministry.

Other ministries set to lose their ministers are the ministries of water resources, higher education, justice, social equality and science.