beat Benjamin Netanyahu had last week – and it was. So much So that he postponed dates, and was much at home.
this time his party in the primaries of his fiercest competitors, Gideon Saar on place four of the list for the parliamentary elections on 9. April – despite Netanyahu's warnings, Saar a conspiracy against him by plane and would like to take up after the election, the leadership.
A, the effect is cozy, but not to be swayed
on top of that, Israel's head of government with the former army chief Benny Gantz has got a competitor, with his party's "resistance to Israel" in the polls is surprisingly close behind the Likud. Israel's Prime Minister is stressed.daily mirror tomorrow location Free
to order the real danger lurks for it is less on the political stage, but rather far away from the Public in the office of the attorney General, where currently the investigation files of the police stacked in three cases.
There is the man of Netanyahu sitting in all places, once to the Cabinet Secretary and thus close to you. He could run in his present Job is a turning point: Avichai Mandelblit, 55 years old, black kippah, angegrauter beard. A man who looks calm and cozy and cautious, but determined appearance.
As attorney General, he is the one who has to decide whether the Prime lands due to corruption in the dock or not. Mandelblit can't delegate the task, no matter how close he was to the Prime once.
The father's grave was desecrated
And the 55-Year-old have to endure much. The pressure from all sides is so great that in December, even the security measures around him increased. Previously, the vandals had desecrated the grave of his father's business.
The a want to prevent an accusation like that, among them the Prime Minister himself, who reveals his innocence. Netanyahu assumed the "Left" and the media, to urge the attorney General to a prosecution.
Mandelblit was also accused that he is interfering in the election campaign, if he announces his decision before the polling day. But Mandelblit.
Earlier, Benjamin Netanyahu (l.) and Avicai Mandelblit sat together at the Cabinet table.Photo: Gali Tibbon/Reuters
A request from Netanyahu's lawyers issued a denial, not possibility, Netanyahu will also be in front of the 9. To subpoena of April, a hearing prior to indictment. According to reports, the legal representative of the Prime Minister's work but more tenacious, the date for the announcement delay.
the Other not, in turn, with a decision fast enough. They protested, therefore, months before Mandelblits house in Petah Tikva. The left know that he was working as quickly as possible. But professionally, that is to say: carefully.
Mandelblit is regarded as a man who feels only the law – regardless of political interests. That he will not be intimidated, he has already shown in his time in the military.
The attorney General is also an Advisor to the government
So he complained to the military Prosecutor General with three soldiers for misconduct. For some, he was regarded as a traitor. The word was sprayed in black on his house wall.
Even in Jewish-reformed circles, it speaks positively about the Orthodox Jews, and it was only in my mid-20 fromm. The father of six children, was instrumental in the negotiation of a compromise in the dispute over the prayer spaces in front of the wailing wall, however, was put on hold for now.
Familiar Mandelblit call according to Reports, as a sincere and fair. "I'm going to assume that he will make his decision in a professional manner," says Guy Lurie, a legal expert at the Israel democracy Institute.
He refers to the special, non-political role of the attorney-General in Israel: "It is a professional office, not a politically elected figure such as, for example, in the United States." A body partly consisting of legal experts, created a list of candidates. At the end of the entire government does not appoint the attorney-General, the Prime alone.
criticism there is from time to time, when it comes to the distribution of tasks: Finally, the attorney General is not only to indictments of public officials responsible, but is also a legal adviser to and representative of the government.
you Can go to the well: A lawyer who accuses those whom he represents, at the same time? "Tensions could arise", confirmed Lurie. "But don't forget: He is the adviser to individual Ministers, or Netanyahu's, but rather of the institutions."
high-ranking politicians were already in prison
So refused Mandelblit 2017, to defend the government passed a law subsequent to the recognition of Jewish settlements on Palestinian Land – he called it unconstitutional. The government had to get involved for this task to a private lawyer.
General prosecutors in Israel not be afraid, even high-ranking politicians to accuse, show examples from the past. Also, the former head of government Ehud Olmert was convicted of bribery and embezzlement, the former President Moshe Kazav sat behind bars for rape, Minister of the interior, Arie Deri, because he had accepted bribes.More about
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How's it going with Netanyahu, it will show if Mandelblit announced his plans. Legal experts expect, however, with a lengthy process, should it come to a prosecution: Before the official indictment is ever filed, Netanyahu has the right to describe its Position in a hearing. The has already announced a number of occasions to want to remain in office – even if he is indicted.