Avichai Mandelblit
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Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit slammed the proposal to pass a bill which would prevent the investigation of an incumbent prime minister.

The bill is based on a similar French law.

Mandelblit said that the bill was an "absurd proposal" and made it clear that he was "absolutely opposed to it."

The attorney general said the bill asked too much of citizens by preventing the prosecution of a prime minister until the end of his or her term in office.

“If you know that a prime minister is a corrupt, is this what we want? Because that’s what it would mean,” Mandelblit said. “It’s not right, not fitting and not appropriate for our country."

Earlier, coalition chairman MK David Bitan threatened to dissolve the coalition if the Kulanu party refuses to support the bill, dubbed the 'French Law.'

Kulanu leader Moshe Kahlon, who also serves as Finance Minister, said Monday that he would not require Kulanu MKs to support the bill. "No member of the faction will vote against his conscience. There will be no such thing."