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Cabinet approves deputy attorney-general appointment

Avital Sompolinsky's appointment as deputy attorney-general is approved by the government on May 1, 2022. (Noam Moskowitz)
Avital Sompolinsky's appointment as deputy attorney-general is approved by the government on May 1, 2022. (Noam Moskowitz)

The cabinet has unanimously approved the appointment of Avital Sompolinsky to the position of deputy attorney-general.

The appointment was proposed by Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar earlier this year. Since 2017 Sompolinsky has been the Knesset’s legal representative in the courts, where she has been responsible for formulating the Knesset’s position in constitutional petitions and representing the Knesset in the High Court of Justice.

Sa’ar tells the cabinet ahead of the vote that “the professional path taken by Adv. Sompolinsky in the State Attorney’s Office and then in the Knesset Legal Bureau, by representing the state and the Knesset before the High Court of Justice on significant constitutional and public issues was optimal for the position.”

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