Report: AG to let Netanyahu be represented by private lawyer in Deri High Court case

Along with telling the High Court of Justice that she opposes Aryeh Deri’s appointment as minister due to his three previous convictions, Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara will allow Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to appoint a private lawyer to represent the premier in court, the Ynet news site reports.

It is a rare step, with the state’s stances usually communicated to the court solely via the attorney general, which also serves as legal adviser to the government.

The report says that in Thursday’s hearing, Netanyahu’s stance will be represented by attorney Michael Rabilo, who also represented him two years ago in petitions against his appointment as prime minister, despite the ongoing corruption trial against the premier.

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