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        9/9/2012, Elul 22, 5772

      Livnat: Senior Appointment Without Search Committee?


      Culture and Sports Minister Limor Livnat expressed surprise, Sunday, at the way the Justice Ministery nominated Shai Nitzan to the position of deputy attorney general - a senior government position - without putting the position up for competition or a search committee. She also wondered whether the comments provided by the ministry's legal advisor about Nitzan's qualifications could be used for similar additional appointments.

      In light of this, Minister Livnat could not vote for the appointment but abstained, in spite of the promise given the cabinet that Nitzan would not be assigned to matters involving the settlement enterprise in Judea and Samaria, where his previous activities in the State Prosecutor's Office resulted in opposition to the appointment, which was approved.