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AG to meet Netanyahu’s lawyer on request not to publish decision on indictment

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit summons Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attorney for a meeting next week on the latter’s request not to publish a decision on whether to indict the premier in the three corruption cases against him before the April 9 elections, according to a statement from Mandelblit’s office.

The attorney, Navot Tel-Zur, this week filed the request, arguing that a decision to charge Netanyahu pending a hearing — a process that would definitely take at least several months — would affect the election outcome with Netanyahu being able to present his version of events.

In the meantime, Mandelblit says that his office is continuing examine the evidence in the cases as usual, and that his current position is that he won’t refrain from making a decision before the election.

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