Netanyahu ‘made a grave mistake’ at cabinet, Likud official tells Channel 12

A senior official in Likud tells Channel 12 Netanyahu “made a grave mistake” in pushing through the vote on ally Ofir Akunis as justice minister despite the attorney general telling him the move was illegal.

The official posits the clash with the attorney general is beyond Netanyahu’s control, as he begrudges Mandelblit for indicting him on criminal charges.

The official says he does not understand why Netanyahu behaved as he did, as today’s events only leave him farther away from the ability to form a government.

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit addresses the press after announcing his decision to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on bribery, fraud and breach of trust charges, at the Justice Ministry in Jerusalem on November 21, 2019. (Menahem Kahana/AFP)
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