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Mandelblit takes veiled swipe at Netanyahu and warns of threats to rule of law

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit attends a conference in Tel Aviv, on June 29, 2021. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)
Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit attends a conference in Tel Aviv, on June 29, 2021. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit takes a veiled swipe at his former boss, Benjamin Netanyahu, during comments at a conference at the University of Haifa.

“Over the past few years the threat against the ability of the attorney-general’s office to maintain the rule of law has been tangible and real,” says Mandelblit.

The outgoing attorney general was appointed by the former prime minister, but later became a target of his attacks after he signed off on the indictment of Netanyahu on corruption charges.

Mandelblit also says that the situation in Israel is “dangerously close” to transitioning from “a discourse of governance to a discourse of personal loyalty on the political level, in a way that stands in complete contradiction to the principle of public loyalty.”

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