Member of Knesset Uri Ariel (National Union) told Arutz Sheva, Tuesday, that he expects that he will have no choice but to introduce legislation to create a supervisory body over state prosecutors that will be able to take complaints from the public. MK Ariel said he did not expect the creation of such a body to come out of a Tuesday afternoon meeting of the Knesset State Control Committee, of which he is a member.
Ariel's appraisal of the situation was based on a letter he received yesterday from Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein, indicating that Weinstein would tell the committee that he would look at the possibility of the body receiving public complaints a year after it is established. Weinstein also refused to set a timetable for establishment of the body. Ariel added that he had held back his bill at the request of committee chairman Ronnie Bar-On to reach a compromise with the attorneys.