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Mendelblit’s Vital Warning

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Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit’s words Monday at an event in Upper Nazareth are of utmost importance. They remind Israelis of something that until recently was obvious: A person’s guilt or innocence isn’t determined in the polling booth. Since the election a significant part of the public seems to believe that the vote’s outcome will render the legal proceedings against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu superfluous because Israelis decided in the electoral process that Netanyahu is innocent.

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Mendelblit sought to undermine this dangerous feeling and the conclusion that presumably derives from it — that Netanyahu shouldn’t be tried because he was reelected despite the corruption proceedings against him. “I will say what........

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