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A Watchdog Ready-made for Netanyahu

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The statements by the governing coalition’s nominee for state comptroller, Matanyahu Englman, in an interview with the daily Israel Hayom provide an excellent example of why he delights the fifth Netanyahu coalition, which wants security guards rather than gatekeepers. “The comptroller is someone who deals with audits, not a law enforcement agency,” he said, adding that he believes the main job of the comptroller’s office is to supervise the use of public funds by state agencies.

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“I want to provide my own approach, which stresses the managerial aspect, making agencies more economically efficient,” he said. In his view, “The comptroller’s office should focus on auditing, while management should be left to the state. The comptroller’s job is to audit. A regulator shouldn’t intervene in everything and substitute itself for the........

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