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Likud MK threatens AG with ouster if she okays tapping new IDF chief during election

MK Yoav Kisch seen during a meeting of the Finance committee in the Knesset on November 6, 2017. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)
MK Yoav Kisch seen during a meeting of the Finance committee in the Knesset on November 6, 2017. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Likud MK Yoav Kisch issues a direct threat to Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara, saying that if she approves Defense Minister Benny Gantz’s request to appoint the next Israel Defense Forces chief of staff during election season, she will be “immediately replaced” if his opposition party ends up forming the next government.

“The direct ramification [of such a move] would be to her and her status,” Kisch says in a statement.

Gantz has presented Baharav-Miara with a legal opinion saying making the appointment during a caretaker government — an unusual move — is justified, backing it up with what he says is classified information.

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