Sunday, December 20, the public Commission for selection of candidates for the post of legal adviser to the government has completed its work and conveyed its recommendations to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and justice Minister Ayelet shaked.
According to published information, the Commission recommended to nominate the current Secretary of the government of Aviha Mandelblit.
It is reported that his candidacy was supported by four of five members of the Commission, headed by former Supreme court President Asher Grunion. This is the minimum number of votes that must score the candidate to obtain the Commission’s approval. The other candidates received fewer votes. Only one had objected to the candidacy Mandelblit was the head of the Commission, retired judge Asher Grunis.
«The decision adopted by the Commission after a long and thorough discussion of all aspects, including possible objections of various parties and public organizations», — said in a statement to the Commission.
The final decision about the identity of the new legal adviser of the government will be taken jointly by the Prime Minister and the Minister of justice.
Cadence current legal Advisor to the government of Yehuda Weinstein ends in January 2016.
Away Mandelblit holds the post of Secretary to the government from 2013. From 2004 to 2011 he was chief military Prosecutor.
In 2014, the police questioned Mandelblit as a suspect in the so-called «Harpaz affair». Mandelblit was suspected of cheating the public trust. In 2015, legal adviser to the government has closed the case against Mandelblit.