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  9/7/2012, Elul 20, 5772

Bennett: Nitzan Appointment a Sign of Moral Turpitude


Naftali Bennett, candidate for chairman of the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home-New National Religious Party), said, Friday, that "the decision on the appointment of Shai Nitzan will be a sign of moral turpitude for the government of [Prime Minister Binyamin] Netanyahu and its ministers." Nitzan, who has a track record against a Jewish presence beyond the 1949 cease-fire lines, was nominated, Thursday evening, to be Deputy Attorney General for Special Projects. The appointment is on Sunday's cabinet agenda.

Bennett, former executive director of the Yesha Council of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria said, "After a month in which the Netanyahu government, destroyed Migron, shelved the Edmond Levi on the settlement enterprise and delayed the approval of [university status for] the University of Ariel, a new record was broken: the appointment of Shai Nitzan as deputy attorney general. The Likud has stuck up its hands [in defeat -ed.]. Netanyahu has stopped ruling. Don't blame Ehud Barak, Yuval Steinitz, Ya'akov Ne'eman or Gid'on Sa'ar. The responsibility rests on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. The nationalist public will judge if there is a government in Jerusalem."