National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir accuses Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara of attempting to personally intimidate him.
Baharav-Miara has yet to decide where to proceed with a case against Ben Gvir over an incident in late 2021 — when he was a member of Knesset — in which he waved his weapon around during an argument with Arab security guards in a parking lot in Tel Aviv.
In a letter to the High Court responding to Baharav-Miara’s request to delay her filing a position, Ben Gvir dismisses her “weak arguments” about a heavy workload and need for additional advisory time as an excuse to drag things out.
Such excuses, his attorney writes, “are nothing but a way for [Baharav-Miara] to hold [Ben Gvir] by the throat and to terrorize him for his entire term as minister.”
Many members of the current government, including Ben Gvir, have lobbed harsh attacks against Baharav-Miara in recent months, accusing her of serving the opposition and not doing her job, and several have called for her to be fired.