Levin: Attorney general is a pain, but I can’t fire her… today

Justice Minister Yariv Levin offers harsh criticism of Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara, but says there are no current attempts to oust her from her position.

“It’s very difficult and almost impossible to work like this,” Levin says, in an interview with the Kan public broadcaster, hours after Baharav-Miara called to strike down the government’s “reasonableness” law, and said she could not defend the coalition’s legislation in court.

“[Firing her] is very problematic, and at the moment, it’s not on the agenda, but I don’t know what will be tomorrow — every day a new record is broken,” Levin says.

The attorney general “is supposed to defend the government and assist it and not work against it.”

Asked when he plans to convene the Judicial Selection Committee — which he is seeking to radically alter — Levin says “I’ll convene it the day that it has worthy membership.”

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