Jewish Home minister: Attorney General should do his job

MK Uri Ariel says government will pass regulation law, hopes Attorney General will 'do his job.'

Nitsan Keidar,

MK Uri Ariel
MK Uri Ariel
Knesset spokesman Itzik Harari

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel (Jewish Home) spoke at Sunday morning's Knesset meeting about the Regulation Law which is scheduled to be voted on this Monday.

"The Regulation Law will pass on Monday night or Tuesday morning, depending on the coalition's ability to stay up all night. We will manage it and with G-d's help, we will pass the Regulation law," Ariel said.

When asked about Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit's behavior, which seems to be against the law, Ariel said, "I don't know his campaign and I hope we are all doing our jobs properly. The most important thing right now is to pass the Regulation Law.

"We have already agreed to take a private lawyer to defend the Regulation Law. It's a shame we have to do this, and I call on the Attorney General to do his job. But there are other solutions as well."

Regarding US President Donald Trump's view on building in Judea and Samaria, Ariel said, "President Trump basically said building does not harm peace. We have already approved 5,000 units, and we will approve more, hopefully in the critical E1 area as well."

According to the Regulation Law, a person holding an actual claim to the land upon which Jewish homes have been built without knowing of the claim can choose either to receive 125% monetary compensation or to receive an alternative plot of land.