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Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit reports his indictments of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, November 21, 2019.

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit filed a complaint on Wednesday with Israel Police after receiving a spate of death threats and harassing messages throughout the day, most of them on his cell phone.

The Justice Ministry issued a statement saying the attorney general provided testimony to police investigators over the threats, and that the messages appeared to be part of an organized campaign.


“You and your family will die,” said one of the messages. “You should kill yourself,” said another. “We’ll get you and your children,” said a third, with a photo of the A-G in a Nazi uniform, according to a report broadcast on Israel’s Hebrew-language Channel 12 News, which said he also received a video clip of a coffin being carried.

The Justice Ministry has not said who it believes may be behind the campaign of harassment.

The attorney general has indicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in three separate cases relating to corruption, with the trial scheduled to begin on May 24.

The prime minister denies the charges.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.