Netanyahu's brother-in-law blasts Mandelblit for timing of indictment

"I am angry at Mandelblit," Ben-Artzi stated. "Why publish it a month before the election? I expected him to make a different decision, but apparently he could not withstand the pressure."

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
February 28, 2019 15:24
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Dr. Hagai Ben-Artzi (left) and Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit (right). (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)

 
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Hagi Ben-Artzi, brother of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara, blasted Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit on Thursday for his decision to announce a possible indictment against Netanyahu in the ongoing bribery case.

"I am angry at Mandelblit," he stated. "Why publish it a month before the election? I expected him to make a different decision, but apparently he could not withstand the pressure. He, too, is just a human being."

Ben-Artzi's defense of Netanyahu was considered surprising, because he is a frequent critic of his brother-in-law, who often attacks him from the Right.

Ben-Artzi is a lecturer of Bible and Jewish history at Bar-Ilan University and has produced a documentary about historical Jewish sites in the West Bank.

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