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  Av 3, 5772 , 22/07/12

Bill: Fire Attorney General who Doesn't Represent Gov't

Chairman Ya'akov Katz of the National Union party announced, Sunday, that he will introduce a bill that calls for the firing of the attorney general for refusing to present the government's position before the Supreme Court. The announcement followed a statement by state attorney Osnat Mandel before the High Court that Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein did not agree with the Ministerial Committee on Settlement Affairs, headed by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. She explained that Weinstein felt there were legal problems with the stance of the committee.

Katz said, "An end must be put, once and for all, to the constitutional anarachy created by State Attorney's Office, headed by the attorney general, which hurts the foundations of democracy and the sovereignty of the government in an outrageous way." He added, "The people of Israel will no longer tolerate the existence of a state within a state and the subversion of a group that sees itself as the government of the majority and above the law."

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