PM against Knesset hearings for judicial appointments

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November 15, 2011 20:34

 
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A draft law mandating that a Knesset committee hold hearings approving appointments to the Supreme Court is against the country's status quo and not in keeping with the coalitions' guidelines, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said in private conversations Tuesday.

Netanyahu directed Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman, and coalition chairman Zeev Elkin (Likud) to remove the proposal from the agenda.

"A law like this will not pass in a government I head," he said. "The independence of the judiciary is above everything. I view the separation of powers and the rule of law as paramount."

Channel 2 reported that Netanyahu's position on the matter was heavily influenced by Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein who met Netanyahu and his advisors Monday and said that the law went too far. According to the report, Weinstein said the proposal was a "bad law" that upset the balance of powers, politicized the judicial system and would harm the public's confidence in the judiciary.

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