Minister Ohana dismisses Ministry Director favoring confidante

Justice Minister decides to fire attorney Emi Palmor who served in position for years.

Mordechai Sones ,

אמי פלמור
אמי פלמור
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Justice Minister Amir Ohana ousted Justice Ministry Director General Emi Palmor.

He also turned to the Civil Service Commissioner and asked that his confidante Ofir Cohen be appointed Director-General of the Ministry. In Israel, a ministry's director general is seen as someone trusted and personally appointed by the minister, but in the past, the Justice Ministry used only professional criteria for filling the post.

Palmor served as the Ministry's Director-General for the last five-and-a-half years.

She was appointed to the post by former Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, and also worked with Minister Ayelet Shaked. The two worked together to lead various reforms.

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