A-G to Erdan: You may be appointed an ambassador

Public Security Minister met Attorney Mandelblit to inquire whether a temporary government can appoint him as UN ambassador.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Gilad Erdan
Gilad Erdan
Hezki Baruch

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan held a secret meeting with Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit on Sunday, Channel 13 News reports.

According to the report, the meeting was held following the offer that Erdan received from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to be appointed as Israeli ambassador to the UN following the end of the term of the current ambassador, Danny Danon.

Erdan checked with Mandelblit whether he would allow the government to approve the appointment, even though the current government is a transitional government whose powers are limited.

Mandelblit replied that the transitional government would indeed be permitted to approve the appointment as Danon's term is about to end, and Israel is expected to be in a transitional government for a longer period than usual.

The extension of the transitional government's term is expected to lead to the postponement of a long list of appointments, such as the appointment of the police commissioner, a post in which Motti Cohen is currently acting as deputy commissioner.