Cheshin: Justice minister 'undermining the law'

Former deputy Supreme Court president Justice Mishael Cheshin lambasted Justice Minister Daniel Friedmann Friday over his proposal to change the procedure for appointing future attorney generals. Cheshin told Israel Radio that Friedmann's attempts were undermining the law and compared the justice minister to Sanherib King of Assyria, who left behind him a trail of destruction. "Friedmann does not understand public justice and is not appointed over (Attorney General Menahem) Mazuz," blasted Cheshin. The former deputy Supreme Court president called on ministers and community leaders to oppose Friedmann's proposal which he described as being damaging to the rule of law. Cheshin went on to say that Friedmann was trying to cause damage to the Supreme Court and its powers and called on him to quit.