Professors: 'Who supervises the supervisor?'

Five prominent professors publicly criticize State Comptroller, saying he intrudes on proper rule of government.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
November 2, 2006 13:34
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lindenstrauss disbelief . (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

 
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Five prominent law and political science professors published a letter in Israel's leading newspapers on Thursday in which they criticized State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss, saying his management was hindering the proper rule of government. Professors Shlomo Avineri and Amnon Rubenstein - both winners of the Israel Prize - along with professors Yoav Dotan, Yafa Zilbershatz and Arik Carmon said the Comptroller's Office intrudes too frequently in the affairs of the police, state prosecutor and attorney general, thus blurring the boundary between criticism and policing. In their advertisement, the professors went on to call for the creation of a body which would oversee the comptroller's office, and to raise the issue in the public discourse. "Who supervises the supervisor?" asked the professors. The Comptroller's Office replied to the letter, saying it does not intend to respond to the harsh criticism published by the senior professors in their open letter. With that, the statement went on to say the, "Comptroller's Office will continue professionally, and with fairness, without fear and without bias the struggle for the purity of the [state] and the eradication of corruption."

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