Israel's State Comptroller to Issue Harsh Report on Planning and Building Law Reform

The new law, meant to speed up residential construction, was a pet project of Netanyahu, so officially, the Prime Minister's Office was in charge of the reform.

The state comptroller will soon publish a harshly critical report on a recent reform of the Planning and Building Law, including the employment of an outside attorney to draft the proposed changes even though he had a severe conflict of interests. The new law, which was meant to speed up residential construction by streamlining the planning process, was a pet project of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's, so...