Justice minister says he won’t appoint acting state attorney right now

New Justice Minister Avi Nissenkorn tells the Civil Service Commissioner he won’t appoint an acting state attorney right now.

The position is currently being filled by Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, in addition to his other duties.

It has been the center of controversy after former justice minister Amir Ohana appointed Dan Eldad to the post in February. Eldad and Mandelblit clashed, with the attorney general reportedly convinced he and Ohana — a Likud minister close to the prime minister — were bent on ousting him from his post, possibly at the behest of Netanyahu, who goes on trial next week on corruption charges.

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