Committee decides not to support Edri for police commissioner appointment

Two of the committee members voted against and two voted supported the appointment.

November 30, 2018 00:37
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Moshe (Chico) Edri

Moshe (Chico) Edri. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)


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The government committee which approves the appointment of high-ranking officials, decided late Thursday night not to approve the candidacy of Moshe “Chico” Edri the next chief of the Israeli police.

Two of the committee members voted against the appointment and two voted in favor. When there is a tie, the chairman of the committee, former Supreme Court justice Eliezer Goldberg, receives the final say. In this case, he voted against  Edri's appointment.

The committee said that it decided to disqualify Edri due to a meeting he held with an attorney representing one of the people who filed a complaint to the committee against his appointment. The meeting took place just days before Edri was scheduled to meet with the committee. 

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said he did not accept the committee's decision and would work to push Edri's appointment through the cabinet for final approval. 

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked upset with the outcome argued that, " It is the government that appoints not the committee."

Roni Alsheich stepped down from his post as chief of police on Thursday, meaning that Erdan will likely need to appoint a temporary chief until Edri is approved or another candidate is brought forth. 

"A public security minister who can no succeed in appointing  commissioner must resign," MK Yoel Hasson (Zionist Union) said in response to

Eran Globus, chairperson of the Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance, also commented on the
committee's vote. "The arbiter of power and arrogance of Minister Erdan has not succeeded in defeating the truth."

Globus opposed Edri's appointment because Edri was the
commander of the Jerusalem police force during the murder  Shira Bank, the teenage girl who was killed during the gay pride parade in 2015. 

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