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State attorney: Curbing the prosecution’s powers will hurt the rule of law, democracy

Amit Aisman at a ceremony at the Justice Ministry on June 28, 2021 (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Amit Aisman at a ceremony at the Justice Ministry on June 28, 2021 (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

State Attorney Amit Aisman comes out against an effort to curb the powers of his office, which has been heavily criticized in recent years by allies of Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu for indicting him in a trio of graft cases.

“Weakening the State Attorney’s Office and hurting our public legitimacy will inevitably lead to harm to the rule of law, and as a result harm Israeli democracy,” Aisman says at a Justice Ministry event in Eilat, according to the Walla news site.

He says the State Attorney’s Office needs to be better at acknowledging mistakes and willing to accept “justified” criticism.

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