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        9/7/2012, Elul 20, 5772

      MK Ariel: Don't Lend a Hand to Shai Nitzan Appointment

      Chairman Uri Ariel of the Knesset State Control Committee condemned, Friday, Thursday's appointment of prosecutor Shai Nitzan to be Deputy Attorney for Special Assignments. The National Union lawmaker said, in a statement, "The attempt to appoint Nitzan a special role specifically tailored for his measurements [Hebrew play on words for character traits -ed.] is not appropriate, especially when the Ministry of Justice should be an example of proper administration."

      Ariel added, "The committee I head already warned about the manner and decided that the State Comptroller will investigate this problematic behavior and his probe is ongoing. Now I expect the Likud ministers, since they hurt the settlement enterprise time after time, will not lend a hand to the appointment of a man who works under a clear agenda of harming settlements and settlers."