Mazuz details limits for ministers' assistants

Attorney General Menachem Mazuz on Monday evening released the latest restrictions to be placed on assistants to government ministers and their deputies. In a letter he wrote to the current ministers, Mazuz said that professional assistants, considered government employees, were not allowed to participate in planned political activities. Political assistants, as opposed to their professional counterparts, were not considered government employees according to Mazuz, but rather contractors. They are allowed to use the minister's office for their needs, but were banned from receiving any aid from professional assistants, Israel Radio reported.