Israel’s attorney general says Netanyahu cannot be involved in a legal overhaul

Israel’s attorney general says Netanyahu cannot be involved in a legal overhaul

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Israel's attorney general has told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu he must avoid being involved in an overhaul to the country's judicial system proposed by his government, saying in a letter made public Thursday that he risks a conflict of interest in his ongoing corruption trial.Netanyahu's new far-right government has made changing the legal system a centerpiece of its legislative agenda and despite mounting public criticism, has charged ahead with steps to weaken the Supreme Court and grants politicians less judicial oversight in their policymaking. For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app.Netanyahu is on trial for fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes in a series of scandals involving influential media moguls and wealthy associates. He denies wrongdoing. “You must avoid being part of…
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