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‘Fake News’: Attorney-general denies plan to order Netanyahu to step down

Amid backlash, Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara dismisses reports that she had intended to force the prime minister to resign.

According to Hebrew media reports, Gali Baharav-Miara was considering ordering Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to take a leave of absence on the basis that his involvement in government plans for judicial reform constitutes a conflict of interest resulting from his ongoing corruption trial.
Baharav-Miara and legal experts in her office have reportedly been examining a 2021 ruling by Supreme Court Justice Hanan Melcer, which states that only the attorney general has the authority to make such a call.
Reacting to the reports, government coalition heads accused Baharav-Miara of orchestrating a coup.

“Such a move for an incumbent leader is clearly an illegal attempt to oust an elected and legal government,” they said in a letter to Baharv-Miara.
The attorney general denied the reports, calling them “fake news.”
“In response to your letter, and without reacting to the issues as you have described them, I want to clarify that contrary to reports in the media, I have not held discussions relating to the leave of absence for the prime minister,” she stated.

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00:01 25.01.2023
Don’t trust her, people she associates with will try to do it. Or create an issue to cause a disruption. We see it everyday in our Country
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