Promoted by Netanyahu, Israel’s Attorney General Must Now Scrutinize Him

Avichai Mandelblit, a former aide to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, will be the one to decide if Mr. Netanyahu will be formally charged.

JERUSALEM — Israel’s attorney general, Avichai Mandelblit, was Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s favored candidate for the country’s top legal job. Now, Mr. Netanyahu’s fate lies in Mr. Mandelblit’s hands.Critics suspect that Mr. Mandelblit, having previously served as Mr. Netanyahu’s cabinet secretary, and once widely considered a Netanyahu loyalist, remains beholden to the prime minister wh...