Analysis |

Israel's Attorney General Drew Fire for Negotiating With Netanyahu. It Seems He's Done

Mendelblit was willing to negotiate a deal but now, after the talks were revealed and he lost support from prosecutors, he believes its best to let the trial end in conviction

Gidi Weitz
Gidi Weitz
Send in e-mailSend in e-mail
Gidi Weitz
Gidi Weitz

Even after the disclosure of his clandestine dialogue with Benjamin Netanyahu and his willingness to reach a deal with him, Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit is convinced that if a plea bargain isn’t signed, the former prime minister’s trial will end with a sentence that puts him behind bars. However, Mendelblit would not like to see Netanyahu in orange prison garb. He fully realizes what could happen if and when the adored leader of masses finds himself in wing 10 of Maasiyahu Prison. Still, Mendelblit insists that this was not the reason that impelled him to promote on the eve of his departure a deal that would enable the accused to avoid such a bitter end.

Click the alert icon to follow topics:



Automatic approval of subscriber comments.
From $1 for the first month

Already signed up? LOG IN


The Orion nebula, photographed in 2009 by the Spitzer Telescope.

What if the Big Bang Never Actually Happened?

Relatives mourn during the funeral of four teenage Palestinians from the Nijm family killed by an errant rocket in Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip, August 7.

Why Palestinian Islamic Jihad Rockets Kill So Many Palestinians

בן גוריון

'Strangers in My House': Letters Expelled Palestinian Sent Ben-Gurion in 1948, Revealed


AIPAC vs. American Jews: The Toxic Victories of the 'pro-Israel' Lobby

Bosnian Foreign Minister Bisera Turkovic speaks during a press conference in Sarajevo, Bosnia in May.

‘This Is Crazy’: Israeli Embassy Memo Stirs Political Storm in the Balkans

Hamas militants take part in a military parade in Gaza.

Israel Rewards Hamas for Its Restraint During Gaza Op