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Deputy AG scolds Tel Aviv mayor for saying he’ll reopen culture venues

Deputy Attorney General Raz Nazri criticizes Ron Huldai, the mayor of Tel Aviv and head of the newly formed The Israelis party, for saying he will not wait for government approval to reopen cultural sites in his city, and that he plans to allow theaters and museums to raise their curtains and throw open their doors to those who have been fully vaccinated.

“As long as the restriction is in place, a municipality — big and respected as it may be — isn’t permitted to take the law into its own hands and independently set rules to reopen the culture industry,” Nizri says in a letter to Huldai.

He says the only legal way to do so would be if the government cancels the lockdown or fails to extend it.

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