Rushing to Ink Netanyahu Plea Deal, Can Anyone Stop Israel's Attorney General?

Israel's AG has backtracked on all his decisions in the cases against the former prime minister, determined to sign a deal with the man who terrorized him. But even after both sides show their cards, talks could still blow up

Gidi Weitz
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An attorney general who tiptoes around the corruption of politicians and tends to accept their narrative, needs people around who will protect him from himself and protect the public interest.

State Prosecutor Dorit Beinisch, who stood in former Attorney General Yosef Harish’s way when necessary, is the most prime example of this. But there have been quite a few instances in which state prosecutors balanced the attorney general’s lenience to towards people in high office. Avichai Mendelblit has no such brake when it comes to a plea bargain with former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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