Environmental Protection Minister banned from testifying against gas plan

Environmental Protection Minister Avi Gabbay may not voice his opposition to the government’s gas outline when he appears before the Knesset Economics Committee on Wednesday, the Attorney-General’s Office instructed.

The cabinet voted to authorize the gas plan in July, overruling Gabbay’s "no" vote, and legally, all ministers are responsible for cabinet decisions.

"During the committee discussion, the minister must support the cabinet decision and not oppose it – directly or indirectly," Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein’s aide Asaf Harel wrote to Cabinet Secretary Avihai Mandelblit on Sunday.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Environmental-Protection-Minister-banned-from-testifying-against-gas-plan-435811

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