March 16 (EUROPA PRESS) –
Israel’s National Security Minister, the far-right Itamar Ben Gvir, has sent a letter to the leaders of the coalition led by Benjamin Netanyahu to call for the dismissal of the attorney general, Gali Baharav-Miara, alleging that she serves as “leader of the opposition” ‘de facto’.
“I am aware of the legal difficulty of dismissing her, but the damage that the Attorney General is causing every day that she remains in her post is immeasurable,” he said in the letter, according to the newspaper ‘The Times of Israel’.
Ben Gvir, leader of the far-right party Otzma Yehudit, has thus stated that the attorney general has opposed various measures proposed by the coalition without “even bothering to talk to the ministers”, a behavior, he has defended, that he did not have with the previous government.
This request occurs in the framework of a trip by the Israeli prime minister to Germany. In his capital, Berlin, Netanyahu has met with about 30 executives from the main German defense companies in the midst of discussions between the two governments for the purchase of Arrow 3 missile systems.
From there, Netanyahu has ensured that he is closely following the events of the protests against the judicial reform in different parts of Israel, at the same time that he has once again reiterated, in a video posted on his Twitter profile, that the alternative proposal put forward by the president, Isaac Herzog, to bring positions closer and overcome the crisis is “completely unilateral”.
Critics of the judicial reform have argued that it is an attack on Israel’s balance of power, as it gives Parliament unusual leverage to overturn judicial decisions.