A-G: Netanyahu Intervention in Judicial Reform Is ‘Illegal’


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. (Marc Israel Sellem/POOL)

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was in breach of his conflict of interest agreement when he announced Thursday he was “taking over” the proposed judicial overhaul, Attorney-General Gali Baharav-Miara wrote in an open letter to Netahyahu on Friday morning.

“Your statement last night and any action that will be taken on this matter is illegal and tainted by a conflict of interest,” the letter read.

Netanyahu said in a media address on Thursday night that he was determined to proceed with judicial reforms amid nationwide protests against the government’s plans.

The Prime Minister’s comments came at the end of another day of mass protests across the country, some violent, against the government.

The protests have escalated since the start of the year when Netanyahu’s government introduced new legislation that would limit the authority of the High Court.

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