Attorney General blocks pre-election appointments of new heads of police, prisons

By
December 21, 2014 20:35

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein on Sunday blocked the government’s request to appoint new heads of the police and Prisons Service prior to the upcoming election.

The process for replacing the Israel Police and Prisons Service commissioners has been underway for some time and Weinstein even said that the process of vetting candidates potential legal issues had started.

However, as a matter of law and ethics for upholding public confidence in public institutions, he said no such major appointments could go through since the government is merely a caretaker and transition government.

Since the caretaker status effectively removed the voters’ backing from the government making any new major decisions preelection, Weinstein said that no changes would be allowed.

He added that the chiefs would not be stepping down before May, such that the March 17 election date, while giving little time for new appointments, made such appointments possible.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 14, 2018
Two pipe bombs thrown at Rachel’s Tomb

By TOVAH LAZAROFF