The proposed plea agreement with Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit by which Deri would resign from the Knesset and admit to mild tax offenses to get out of jail sounds like a sweetheart deal.
Previously, Finklestein served as Central District Court deputy president, IDF Military Advocate General, and IDF Appeals Court deputy president.
Justice Minister Gideon Sa'ar wants a candidate who will agree to a historic breaking apart of the attorney general position into two separate roles: a chief legal adviser and a chief prosecutor.
False confessions are not an uncommon occurrence and are a recognized problem worldwide in the criminal justice system, especially in Israel, which gives inordinate weight to confessions.
There are already two gaping holes that need to be filled following the retirement of justices Hanan Melcer and Menachem Mazuz this past April
The Ministerial Committee approved a bill by Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar on Sunday to give greater enforcement powers to the government regarding privacy rights.
Justice Minister Gideon Sa'ar drafted a bill on Sunday to ease the bureaucratic process for sexual assault victims
Sa’ar has made splitting the attorney-general's powers into a separate chief prosecutor and separate chief legal adviser one of the main campaigns of his time as justice minister.
Elazar Rumpler was indicted in Israel in 2020 on charges of physical abuse of children in his school, but fled to Guatemala.
Justice Minister Gideon Sa'ar's proposal, which would allow police officers to search homes without a court order if they have good reason to, was approved by the cabinet on Sunday.