Mandelblit said to pan ‘unprecedented event,’ says Akunis not justice minister

Attorney General Mandelblit tells the cabinet members that Ofir Akunis is not justice minister in spite of their vote to approve him, according to reports in Hebrew media.

“You’ve carried out a vote against [the position of] the attorney general, an unprecedented event,” he tells them.

According to Kan news, Mandelblit shouted at Likud ministers as the vote was taking place: “Don’t think this vote will pass. It’s a vote held against the law.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit (R). (Flash90)
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