Sunday, February 1, took office as the new legal adviser to the government of avichai Mandelblit. He was succeeded by Yehuda Weinstein.
At a ceremony held at the Ministry of justice, Mandelblit said he «thanks the God that empowered him to take such a position, and the people who elected him».
Away Mandelblit served as Secretary of the government since 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.
After the government’s decision to appoint Avia Mandelblit legal adviser to the government two lawsuits were filed in the Supreme court, but both were rejected.