Why does a minister need a lwayer to answer the State Controller? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Moshe Haviv
    • 13.11.12 | 09:03 (IST)

    First of all it should be a standard thing to answer a state Controller for issues he mentioned. I fail to understand why a lawyer explaining himself and his Ministry's doing is required! Assuming his Hebrew is not up to the task due to lack of education why aren't the Ministry's lawyers or other good lawyers enough but only the most expensive lawyers are required? Doesn't the Minister know the upper limit for such legal payments? If a regular person have to answer the courts unless he is accused of a crime which can carry lengthy prison terms he/she only gets legal aid of the most basic type! Mr Ishay is a blatant example of discrimination of regular people like me and the ones in Government or are in the local Governments.

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    First published 13:11 13.11.12 | Last updated 05:18 13.11.12
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