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Prosecutor in Netanyahu case planned to quit to become a judge, but backtracked

Israeli Securities Authority state prosecutor Yehudit Tirosh arrives at the Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court, February 26, 2018. (Flash90/File)
Israeli Securities Authority state prosecutor Yehudit Tirosh arrives at the Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court, February 26, 2018. (Flash90/File)

Yehudit Tirosh, a prosecutor in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s criminal trial, had planned to leave her position after the indictment was filed to try to become a judge, according to Haaretz report.

Tirosh applied for a course for judges held by the Judicial Selection Committee after she joined the case and after its investigatory phase, Haaretz reports.

She passed the committee’s preliminary selection tests and told the case’s lead prosecutor Liat Ben Ari, about her plans.

Committee members interviewed her after the indictment against Netanyahu was filed, but before her name was released as a candidate, she decided to freeze the process and continue in her role as a prosecutor, the report says.

Tirosh applied to become a judge in 2016, and in 2019, after police recommended the case go forward, she decided to take the course for judges and passed it with high marks.

In 2020, a few months before the indictment was filed, the Judicial Selection Committee approved her as a candidate, and she decided to move forward with an interview with committee members, including MK Zvi Hauser and judge Uzi Fogelman.

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