The Movement for Quality Government: Hanegbi shouldn't be in Israeli government
By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
December 23, 2014 17:04
The Movement for Quality Government protested a decision Tuesday to appoint MK Tzahi Hanegbi as Deputy Minister of Health.
The post of health minister has been vacant ever since Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired Yesh Atid MK Yael German three weeks ago.
During an election period, Netanyahu is not permitted to appoint a new minister, but he can appoint a deputy minister while he holds the portfolio himself, as he did when he appointed MK Ophir Akunis as Deputy Environment Minister.
The Movement noted that Hanegbi had been convicted in the past if making illegal political appointments.
"The courts should make their voice heard loud and clear that a man who committed a crime and betrayed the confidence of the public by advancing his personal interests rather than the public's should not serve in the Israeli government," the movement said.