Defense Ministry Opposes Bill That Would Increase Knesset Supervision

Bill, backed by both opposition and coalition MKs, will allow Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee to subpoena any Defense Ministry employee, demand to view any document.

The Defense Ministry is adamantly opposed to a bill that would tighten parliamentary supervision of security bodies. A senior Defense Ministry source told Haaretz on Saturday that the bill, backed by the Knesset centralist factions and to be debated on Sunday by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation was "terrible."