Justice Minister to Gantz; You are not PM because you made a deal with Netanyahu

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Justice Minister to Gantz; You are not PM because you made a deal with Netanyahu
Justice Minister Gideon Sa'ar replied to Gantz: "You are not sitting in the chair of prime minister because you made a deal with Netanyahu."
Arutz Sheva Staff , Nov 28 , 2021

Despite opposition from the Knesset's Appointments Committee, the Israeli government today (Sunday) approved the appointment of former Labor Party chief Amir Peretz as chairman of the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). In recent days, there has been public criticism of Defense Minister Benny Gantz's decision to bring the appointment for government approval, over the committee's opposition. At the cabinet meeting, Gantz tried to shake off the criticism of the appointment as inappropriate and said "I am not sitting in this chair (and pointed at the prime minister's chair) because I defended the gatekeepers."

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Cabinet okays Amir Peretz as IAI board chair over objections of vetting panel
Committee members questioned former Labor leader due to lack of experience, ties to defense minister, but ministers ignore their position; Labor, Meretz ministers abstain
By TOI staff
28 November 2021

The cabinet on Sunday approved the appointment of former Labor party leader Amir Peretz as chairman of the Israel Aerospace Industries board, after a Senior Appointments Advisory Committee voted against the nomination. Defense Minister Benny Gantz had nominated Peretz, but the advisory panel ruled that the choice was problematic, citing Peretz’s lack of experience at such companies as well as his ties to Gantz (Peretz was appointed a minister under Gantz in the previous government, in which the latter had the power to appoint about half the cabinet under a power-sharing deal).

The cabinet ignored the committee on Sunday, voting to approve Peretz anyway. The appointment required the authorization of Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman, who okayed it. Labor leader Merav Michaeli and Meretz ministers Nitzan Horowitz and Tamar Zandberg abstained in the vote. Michaeli later said the proposal should not have been brought before the cabinet, which has “a particular responsibility” for proper governance “after a government that seriously undermined [democratic] gatekeepers.”

Meanwhile, Liberman blasted the members of the panel for questioning his and Gantz’s judgment and hinted that he believed they should resign.

more............. https://www.timesofisrael.com/cabin...board-chair-over-objections-of-vetting-panel/
 
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