A-G: Unclear if gov't can appoint new IDF chief of staff pre-elections

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A-G: Unclear if gov't can appoint new IDF chief of staff pre-elections
The legal adviser for the Defense Ministry would need to specify why Gantz views appointing a new IDF chief of staff as necessary.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Published: JUNE 22, 2022

Attorney-General Gali Baharav-Miara announced on Wednesday that she would need more details from the Defense Ministry’s legal adviser before deciding whether Defense Minister Benny Gantz can appoint a new IDF chief of staff with elections on the horizon. On one hand, she said, appointments during election season are discouraged; at the same time, appointments are not banned across the board, and there could be exceptions that meet a standard for the state having a necessity.

The attorney-general said the legal adviser for the Defense Ministry would need to specify why Gantz views appointing a new IDF chief of staff as necessary. In addition, the issue could be influenced by whether he is able to make the appointment before the current government formally disperses, or only after election season formally starts, which won’t happen before next week. Traditionally, election season appointments are discouraged so as to avoid politicization, real or perceived.

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