Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit is expected to announce his decision regarding Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s charges this evening, following months of investigations and amid failed attempts to form a coalition.
What will Mandelblit’s decision mean for Netanyahu and his future in Israeli politics? Would he be able to serve as Prime Minister? What effect might this decision have on attempts to form a coalition?
Legal expert Prof. Oren Gazal-Ayal will discuss the much-anticipated decision and its significance.
Prof. Oren Gazal-Ayal is the dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Haifa. He is an expert in criminal law and procedure, in sentencing law and in law and economics. He is regularly published in leading journals, including Duke Law Journal, The Journal of Law & Economics, The Journal of Empirical Legal Studies and all the leading Israeli legal journal. His papers are frequently cited in Israeli Supreme Court decisions. He serves as the vice chair of the public committee for the prevention of false convictions (headed by the former Supreme Court Justice, Yoram Danziger), the head of the committee for examination of drug offences in the IDF and has held other public advisory positions, such as advising the Knesset, the Attorney General, and the Military Advocate General.
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