Nissenkorn, Gantz back Mandelblit in tiff with Netanyahu

Justice Minister Avi Nissenkorn is defending his attorney general from attack by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“Mandelblit isn’t hounding anybody, he is doing his job,” Nissenkorn tweets. “An attack on the gatekeepers hurts democracy and weakening democracy will harm the rights of all Israel’s citizens.”

A statement attributed in the Hebrew press to “associates of Netanyahu” had accused Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit of chasing after the prime minister.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz also says he is giving “full backing” to Mandelblit and the law enforcement community.

“They will continue to fulfill their duties fearlessly, professionally and determinedly. We created this government given the coronavirus crisis and that’s what we’ll deal with,” he tweets.


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