Archive: 4/23/2012
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  4/23/2012, Iyar 1, 5772

State Attorneys Reject Petition Against Lapid Ceremony


State Attorneys recommended to the Supreme Court, Monday, that it reject a petition to block journalist-turned-politician Yair Lapid from hosting his "Singing in the Square" observance for Memorial Day, Tuesday evening.

The State Attorney's Office cited technical and substantive reasons for its recommendations. Among them were the proximity to the event of the filing of the petitions to the court and to Defense Minister Ehud Barak, even though the event has been scheduled for some time. Nobody applied to the State Comptroller to stop Lapid's participation. Additionally, Lapid was not named as a respondent. The prosecutors said an administrative court and not the Supreme Court comprised the proper forum.