Cabinet meeting 311.
(photo credit: Courtesy)
There were no breakthroughs reached during a meeting on Monday between Eyal
Gabai, directorgeneral of the Prime Minister’s Office, and state attorneys’
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The meeting was an attempt to close gaps between the
striking prosecutors and the Finance Ministry.
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representatives put forward their positions and at the end of the meeting it was
decided that further discussions were needed.
At Prime Minister Binyamin
Netanyahu’s request, a High Court of Justice hearing scheduled for Monday on a
petition calling on the government to enter into negotiations with the striking
prosecutors was postponed to Wednesday, in hopes that the prime minister’s
involvement would lead to direct talks between the Finance Ministry and the
Gabai told Israel Radio that he spoke on Sunday with
Justice Ministry representatives and expressed hope that the work dispute could
be resolved soon.
On Sunday, as the state prosecutors’ strike entered its
40th day, Netanyahu had intervened for the first time
, instructing Gabai to hold
“I decided to intervene after all prior efforts failed,”
Netanyahu said in a statement before the weekly cabinet
Meanwhile, the state attorneys’ committee met on Sunday morning
and discussed ways to toughen the strike.
Suggestions included the
boycott of remand hearings and other sanctions.Ron Friedman contributed
to this report.