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Mandelblit hails Gantz but tells new justice minister Sa’ar many challenges remain

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit speaks at the 17th annual Jerusalem Conference of the 'Besheva' group, on February 24, 2020. (Olivier Fitoussi/ Flash90)
Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit speaks at the 17th annual Jerusalem Conference of the 'Besheva' group, on February 24, 2020. (Olivier Fitoussi/ Flash90)

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit heaps praise on outgoing justice minister Benny Gantz during a ceremony welcoming new minister Gideon Sa’ar.

“You stood as a brick wall to thwart the attempts to undermine the status of the attorney general,” Mandelblit tells Gantz.

It is a not-so-subtle hint aimed at Sa’ar, who has said he is in favor of splitting the attorney general position from that of legal adviser to the government due to the alleged inherent conflict of interest in the same person holding both roles.

Speaking to Sa’ar, Mandelblit says: “It is no secret that the Justice Ministry has undergone a period of instability. This isn’t right. You face many challenges. We are here at your disposal.”

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