Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit plans to argue against the Regulation Law in the Israeli Supreme Court. It is still unclear whether Mandelblit plans to actually appear in person to argue against the government or send a representative on his behalf.







Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit

Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit Photo Credit: Marc Israel Sellem/Flash 90

Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit is expected argue against the controversial Regulation Law, which was passed on Monday night by the Knesset, before the Israeli Supreme Court. It is still unclear whether Mandelblit plans to actually appear in person or send a representative on his behalf. The government has hired a private lawyer for the case.

Only two times in the history of the State of Israel has the serving attorney general threatened to argue against the government. The first time was in 1977 during the Dollar Account Affair involving Leah Rabin. Then-Attorney General Aharon Barak announced that he will argue against the government and Rabin. However, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin resigned and Barak never had to argue against the government.

The second time was in 1984 during the Bus 300 Affair. Then-Attorney General Yitzhak Zamir claimed that he intends to argue against calling off an investigation into the Shin Bet’s role in the affair. After he made this announcement, Zamir was fired and his replacement supported the government’s position.

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