Opposition leader Shaul Mofaz (Kadima) slammed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's attempt on Sunday to expand his authority.
"This is a step towards circumventing opinions opposing those of the prime minister – in other words, the defense establishment of the past and present," Mofaz, a former IDF chief of staff, said.
According to the opposition leader, Netanyahu is "attempting to hide behind regulations," and will not succeed.
"The current move further destabilizes the prime minister's decision-making process," Mofaz stated. "We have crucial decisions ahead of us, and dealing with procedure to weaken opposing voices only increases the fear that decisions are being made with a lack of judgement."