This government of ours, together with the tame Knesset and overactive Justice Minister who, in her infinite wisdom, totally relaxed the reins on the lawmaking frenzy, has really got too far this time.
Days after the state comptroller released a critical report of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s actions, Knesset House Committee Chairperson David Bitan—also from Netanyahu’s party—submitted a bill seeking to curtail the state comptroller’s authority.When the leaders start to bend and to customise justice to suit their personal quirks, it goes way too far. It has gone too far, in fact.
The initiative came the same week that the current state comptroller, Yosef Shapira, published a scathing report on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara.
Knesset House Committee Chairperson David Bitan (Likud) submitted the bill, which aims to create a mechanism that would oversee the comptroller’s conduct—in essence acting as a comptroller to the comptroller. Bitan then exercised his authority as house committee chairperson to waive the 45-day deliberation period, creating the possibility instead of bringing it before the Ministerial Committee for Legislation within four days.
Bibi should go.
Correction: The headline of the post "Hey, Sara, wasn't that a bit too much?" should read "Hey, Bibi, wasn't that a bit too much?", but due to being late to press, there wasn't enough time to enter the correction.