Yonah Jeremy Bob is the Jerusalem Post’s legal analyst (and more). His daily studies are broad, deep and clear as crystal, also for the legal layperson like me. I read him every day with much pleasure.
However,there is a problem with the very first sentence of his Friday supplement article RULE OF LAW: DECIDING THE PRIME MINISTER’S FATE: “One man will decide the fates of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the current government and, perhaps, the country – Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit.” This is not true. And I can prove it.
In the Israeli press, it is rarely mentioned that some lawyer or politician is honest, but Mandelblit is such a exceptional person. There seems to be no one with any reservation about his integrity.
If then this Attorney-General is square and fair, then he will have no say about the Prime-Minister’s fate. How so?
Rather, the facts that will be unearthed in the investigations will determine if the PM will fall because of legal trouble or not. If the facts are horrendous, he will fall; if they are not, he will not.
Don’t blame the Attorney-General and don’t give him powers that he does not have.