Senior law enforcement officials and former police officials criticize the possibility of appointing the culture minister for office • "Minister of Public Security should be state"
Culture Minister Miri Regev // Photo: Jonathan Zindel
Senior law enforcement officials and former police officials say Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev is not fit to serve as a Minister of Public Security. "If at the time the Minister of Culture was not a culture, then when you serve as Minister of Public Security there will be no internal security," he said in closed talks.
In recent weeks, Wotsap groups of former police officials have been running for the intention of appointing Regev as Minister of Public Security. It should be emphasized that if a picture for the job is a historic appointment, since for the first time in history a woman has been pictured for a job that has so far been occupied by men. However, in the Wetsap groups, the possibility of being portrayed is laughing.
One of the groups said that "police officers at the National College of Chekhov will finally begin now." One of the police concerns is that Regev's image in "a great country" will lead to further damage to the police image. "The Minister of Public Security is supposed to be a state," say senior law enforcement officials. "The police officers are not like that in the sky, too. And Atullah. "
Before her appointment to Sara, Regev served as chairman of the Knesset Internal Affairs Committee. At that time, she did not hesitate to attack the police and confront the leadership of the organization, which was repeatedly summoned to meetings of the committee. "It is provocative, impulsive and extroverted," former officials say. An idle that did nothing for them, with the whole purpose of lighting fires. "
One of the tough conflicts between her and the police leadership was around her demand to allow the Jews to go up to the Temple Mount, contrary to the position of the Minister of Public Security and the then Chief of Staff. Another confrontation revolved around arrests by police and IDF thefts from IDF bases.
More budgets for the organization?
In the past, as the minister of culture, Regev also attacked the leaks from the prime minister's investigations, claiming that the police and the prosecutor's office are afraid of her appointment and that leaks from the police are necessary.
The chairman of the Interior Committee did not hesitate to confront former Deputy Commissioner John Danino, and even demanded that former Deputy Commissioner Roni Alshich be questioned because of what he said at the time in the "fact" program, in which he claimed among other things that the prime minister had sent private investigators to follow his investigators. Another concern about the appointment of Regev is the possibility of reopening the race for MPs, and standing as candidate for former Jerusalem district commander, retired Yoram Halevi, who preferred to retire from police after former chief of staff Alshich and his associates did everything possible to thwart his post - due to what he claimed Their hands, his closeness to Regev and the prime minister.
However, some law enforcement officials also say that Regev can actually help the police. They claim that appointing a woman to the post may project on the female side of the organization - in anything related to increasing security among women and promoting them. "It has the capability and credibility and its proximity to the prime minister may facilitate bringing budgets to the organization," they added.