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‘We can’t allow it’: Knesset speaker slams Likud MK Kisch over threat to AG

Knesset Speaker Mickey Levy is seen during voting to dissolve parliament for new elections, on June 30, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Knesset Speaker Mickey Levy is seen during voting to dissolve parliament for new elections, on June 30, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Knesset Speaker Mickey Levy castigates Likud MK Yoav Kisch over the latter’s remark that if his party wins the upcoming election, the government would fire Attorney General Gali Bahrav-Miara — or would do so if she approved the appointment of a new IDF chief of staff. Defense Minister Benny Gantz today requested permission to make the appointment, a move not normally made by a caretaker government, citing classified information that necessitates it.

“It is very severe that a lawmaker is threatening the attorney general in such a direct manner,” says Levy, of the coalition’s Yesh Atid party. “This is an unbearable situation that we can’t allow in a democracy. One can argue and disagree with positions of legal advisers, but there is a way to conduct the debate and this isn’t one of them.”

Levy urges Kisch to “take back his remark.”

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