Israel’s Attorney-General has written to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to advise him his involvement in a plan to overhaul the judiciary is illegal.
Netanyahu’s role in Israeli judicial overhaul ‘illegal’
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has violated the law by saying he would get personally involved in a judicial overhaul plan, the attorney-general says.
In the face of intensifying protests against the proposed changes, Netanyahu said on Thursday he was putting aside all other considerations and would do “anything it takes” to reach a solution.
Netanyahu, who is on trial on corruption charges which he denies, said his hands had been tied but a law amended on Thursday to limit the circumstances in which a prime minister can be removed gave him more space to manoeuvre.
However, Attorney-General Gali Baharav-Miara, in a letter addressed to Netanyahu, disagreed.