Paz-Pines: Labor will thwart Friedmann's attempt to restrict A-G's power

The Labor party will rally against Justice Minister Daniel Friedmann's new plan to restrict the authority of the attorney-general, Labor MK Ophir Paz-Pines said Thursday. "The separation between the two positions is likely to be destructive to democracy, and to the rule of law," the Labor MK said. "The Labor party will thwart Friedmann's attempt, just as it thwarted his previous attempts." Paz-Pines spoke at the press conference in which Friedmann presented his new plan earlier Thursday. According to the bill which the justice minister plans to submit to the Knesset, some of the attorney general's authority would be transferred to a new position - the prosecutor general.