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Attorney general clashes with Likud minister for ‘spreading pernicious lies’

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27.10.2020

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit once again found himself clashing with a Likud minister Monday after the latter attacked him during a Knesset speech, alleging that he’d had a woman detained and questioned for making a critical comment toward him.

Mandelblit responded that the claim he was involved in her detainment was a lie and part of a deliberate campaign to blacken his name.

The confrontation surrounded a Channel 13 report from last week, according to which a neighbor of Mandelblit’s was detained and questioned earlier this year after she snapped “shame” at him while passing him on the street.

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The woman, whose husband goes to the same synagogue as Mandelblit, told Channel 13 the incident occurred on a Saturday some eight months ago. She said a few hours later police came to her and demanded she accompany them to the station on suspicion of harassing a public servant. She protested that she did not want to do so on Shabbat, but they told her they would arrest her if she did not come........

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