MK Danny Danon has called to put an end to what he says is “the rule of legal advisers” in Israel. Speaking at a gathering of deputy mayors, he explained that legal advisers try to promote their own personal agendas and interfere as elected officials try to run the country.
Danon brought as an example the issue of the Ulpana neighborhood in Beit El, explaining how Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spent countless hours trying to find a solution to prevent the demolitions. He finally found an agreed upon solution which even received approval by the State Attorney’s Office.
“The Prime Minister comes to a discussion in his office, after reaching an agreement on the Ulpana neighborhood, and the State Attorney’s Office people come and tell him, ‘Mr. Prime Minister, we’ve changed our minds. What we said last week cannot be done.’ And then the Prime Minister has to fight to have the agreement he presented accepted by legal experts,” said Danon.