Netanyahu Aide Asks Watchdog to Censor Report on Asylum Seekers

State comptroller rejected request by Prime Minister’s Office as 'unnecessary.’

The Director General of the Prime Minister’s Office, Harel Locker, recently asked State Comptroller Yosef Shapira to impose restrictions to access to the watchdog agency’s report on the handling of asylum seekers, now in the draft stages. Locker cited national security concerns as the reason for the request. Shapira rejected the demand as unnecessary and advised Locker to appeal to the...