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The state should forgo a plea deal with Netanyahu

Mandelblit chose to take on a serving PM because he was adamant that there was a serious and solid case for Netanyahu to answer — so serious and solid as to obligate him to intervene in the normal functioning of the democratic process.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, speaks with then-cabinet secretary Avichai Mandelblit, later Israel's attorney general, during a cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, September 21, 2014. (AP/Menahem Kahana, Pool/File)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, speaks with then-cabinet secretary Avichai Mandelblit, later Israel's attorney general, during a cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, September 21, 2014. (AP/Menahem Kahana, Pool/File)

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