Coalition chiefs slam AG for telling PM to stay out of judicial overhaul

(L) Gali Baharav-Miara on February 8, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90) and (R) Benjamin Netanyahu, November 2, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
(L) Gali Baharav-Miara on February 8, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90) and (R) Benjamin Netanyahu, November 2, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

The heads of the parties in the current ruling coalition issue a statement excoriating Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara for telling Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu he cannot be involved in his government’s plan to radically overhaul the judicial system due to his corruption case.

Baharav-Miara’s letter “is an attempt to silence” the government “in complete opposition to the clear mandate we received from the citizens of Israel in the election,” the party heads write.

They maintain that there is no connection between Justice Minister Yariv Levin’s proposals and Netanyahu’s ongoing corruption trial.

“Those who are acting in conflict of interest are actually those in the Attorney General’s Office,” who are “publicly fighting the judicial reform, which will affect their position” while also “using their position to thwart it,” they add.

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