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MK Shai: Fire PMO lawyer who gave Eshel legal advice

The Prime Minister's Office legal adviser should be dismissed for helping former PMO chief of staff Natan Eshel, MK Nachman Shai (Labor) wrote in a letter to Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein.
"I ask that you urgently examine the activities and behavior of [PMO legal adviser Shlomit] Barnea-Pargo, when it comes to Natan Eshel," Shai wrote. "It seems like there were serious problems requiring, in my understanding, her dismissal."
The PMO and legal adviser Shlomit Barnea-Pargo denied media reports last week that she met with Eshel, who was forced to resign from his post in a plea deal over charges of sexual harassment, to speak about the possibility of him joining coalition talks.
Since then, however, Labor leader Shelly Yacimovich released an e-mail she accidentally received from Eshel, which was addressed to Barnea-Pargo and asked her to look into the legality of him being on the negotiation team.
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