Avichai Mandelblit accuses former prime minister of wanting to take over judiciary, according to report

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit said that former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu endangered Israel's democracy and accused the opposition leader of wanting to stack the judiciary with loyalists while in office, according to a report in Channel 12 news published Tuesday.

Mandelblit made the comments during closed conversations, the report states.

Netanyahu's preference for personal loyalty in his official appointments "constituted a danger to democracy," Mandelblit warned, citing Poland and Hungary as examples of where he saw Israel heading with Netanyahu at the helm.... Read More: i24