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      Archive: 11/4/2011

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        11/4/2011, Cheshvan 7, 5772

      PM Hit for 'Outpost' Committee Choices

      Outrage was expressed in the ruling coalition and the settlement community, Friday, following the announcement that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu intends to nominate former chief military prosecutor Avichai Mandelblit as the senior attorney on the committee investigating the authorization of "unauthorized" Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. People in the nationalist camp cited orders issued by Mandelblit at the expense of Jews living in the region during his tenure, as well as actions against Israeli soldiers.

      The rightists also criticized the nomination of former executive director Eyal Gabai of the Prime Minister's Office, explaining that he will have nothing significant to say from a legal standpoint, when compared to Mandelblit.