Israeli attorney-general declines to recommend Netanyahu step aside

Israeli attorney-general declines to recommend Netanyahu step aside
FILE PHOTO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits an Israeli army base in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, November 24, 2019. Atef Safadi/Pool via REUTERS -
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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s attorney-general does not believe Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should step aside after being indicted in three corruption cases, the Justice Ministry said on Monday.

It said the statement came in response to queries lodged with Attorney-General Avichai Mandelbilt as to whether Netanyahu, who heads a caretaker cabinet after two inconclusive elections this year, should resign or take a leave of absence.

(Writing by Dan Williams; Editing by Mark Heinrich)

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