Israel’s Prosecutor Assails Sharon for Involving Son in State Affairs
Israel’s chief prosecutor, Elyakim Rubinstein, has attacked prime Minister Ariel Sharon for sending his son, Omri, to Palestinian President Yasser Arafat.
The official told Radio Israel Sunday that it is against the law to do so and “state affairs are not family business.”
He added that he is sure Sharon has enough people that he can dispatch to Arafat.
The Israeli law prohibits appointment of people in official positions on family relations basis.
Omri met Arafat for the second time last Wednesday, but no details of the meeting have emerged.
According to Haaretz, these are not random meetings, but a personal channel of communication evolving between Sharon and Arafat.
Sharon has declared he would not meet Arafat while the violence continues, but seems content to let his son act as a proxy, said the paper, adding that Sharon has reported the content of the meeting to Foreign Minister Shimon Peres.
In the first meeting about two weeks ago Omri Sharon was escorted by former Shin Bet head Yossi Ginosar and on Wednesday he went with the present Shin Bet chief, Avi Dichter – Albawaba.com