Netanyahu claims Mandelblit is attempting to ‘conspire’ against him

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Netanyahu claims Mandelblit is attempting to ‘conspire’ against him
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Mandelblit’s “scheme to overthrew government” had been “exposed.”
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
JULY 1, 2020

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out against the country’s Attorney General, Avichai Mandelblit, on his Facebook page on Tuesday evening by claiming the A-G's “scheme to overthrew government” had been exposed “with all its ugliness.” Netanyahu, who appointed Mandelblit in 2016, included a tweet by News 13 reporter Aviad Glickman, in which it's stated, citing sources in the legal community, that if Netanayhu “wants to accept a gift to the tune of NIS ten million, by all means let him quit his office in dignity and then he could accept even NIS 20 million.”

The tweet was made in response to the A-G telling the comptroller committee it should not approve Netanyahu’s request for up to NIS 10 million of his legal fees in his public corruption trial to be funded by American tycoon ally Spencer Partridge. Netanyahu is the first serving prime minister to be indicted for corruption and continue to serve in office as he is not under any legal obligation to resign. He is however unable to serve as a minister in his own government.

The post by Netanyahu goes on to argue that the “top officials in the Justice Ministry called on him “to resign” so he can defend himself against “made up charges sewn together by Mandelblit.” The post goes on to claim that the A-G is trying to sabotage the will of “millions of Israelis” who voted for Netanyahu and against the ruling of the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court ruled that Netanyahu may serve while suspected of accounts of corruption and breach of trust. This is what these top officials call “Democracy” and “Rule of Law”, the post says.

Netanyahu has argued in the past that all the allegations against him will prove to contain nothing “because nothing happened.” He also argued that “it is permissible to receive presents from friends”. The argument that Netanyahu could get as many cash gifts with which to pay his legal fees as he would like to if he quits is not a new one. The previous committee stated that as ministers resign and can accept presents if they wish, so could he. Netanyahu appealed the decision in order to be allowed to accept money from people he knows with which to pay his lawyers several times.

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Netanyahu attacks: 'Mandelblit government coup plot has been fully revealed'
PMs associates: 'Mandelblit trying to undo democratic decision of millions of citizens who elected Binyamin Netanyahu to be prime minister.'
Hezki Baruch , 30/06/20
Netanyahu, Mandelblit.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's associates are embarking on a fierce attack on Attorney General Dr. Avichai Mandelblit, accusing him of fomenting a "government coup" plot. The charges come after a quote by officials in the Justice Department released earlier this evening on Channel 13 News, stating that "If Netanyahu wants a gift of NIS 10 million from a friend then please, be our guest; resign and then he can also have NIS 20 million."

"The Mandelblit government coup plot has been exposed to its full extent," the sources say. According to them, "Mandelblit is trying to undo the democratic decision of millions of citizens who elected Binyamin Netanyahu as prime minister, as well as the decision of eleven Supreme Court justices who determined that Prime Minister Netanyahu can serve."

"And this is what Justice Department officials dare to call 'democracy' and 'rule of law'," the associates added. Opposition Chairman MK Yair Lapid attacked the Prime Minister Netanyahu following his announcement, calling the message "severe incitement". "The only coup attempt that's taking place here is Netanyahu's attempt to turn Israel from a democracy into a dictatorship, and his criminal attempt to make Mandelblit a target for threats and incitement," Lapid said. Lapid took a veiled snipe at his former Blue and White associates: "Anyone who continues to sit in his government after the last statement cannot later claim 'I didn't know'."

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