There are protest signs against Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit in the Tel Aviv area calling upon him to remove himself from dealing with any component of investigation against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. Posters have photos of Mandelblit and PM Netanyahu, saying “The prime minister’s bodyguard”, referring to rumors Mandelblit is looking out for his old friend, who he served as cabinet secretary and who appointed him to his post.
They are calling on someone else in the Attorney General’s Office to take over for Mandelblit, who they insist must disqualify himself from any and all aspects of the ongoing probes against Mr. Netanyahu. The Israeli left feels the attorney general cannot be impartial in this case since he is too close to the person under investigation.
Attorney Eldad Yaniv, who petitioned the High Court to have Mandelblit removed or disqualify himself from the Netanyahu cases, denies any connection to the Gush Dan area posters.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)