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The Purse and the SwordThe Trials of Israel's Legal Revolution$
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Daniel Friedmann

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780190278502

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278502.001.0001

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The Legal System Topples Rabin

The Legal System Topples Rabin

(p.33) 4 The Legal System Topples Rabin
The Purse and the Sword

Daniel Friedmann

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes how the public’s support for conducting investigations of political officers would eventually topple Yitzhak Rabin from office. Rabin had formed his first government following Golda Meir’s resignation. During this time, the law enforcement system would begin pursuing investigations into the country’s leadership, with members of the ruling Mapai Party as the major target for an increasing number of accusations of corruption and favoritism. The Yadlin scandal proved the most notorious of the Mapai investigations, after which Rabin and his wife were put under scrutiny for possessing a bank account in the United States—which was at the time forbidden by law—prompting Rabin to eventually announce his resignation from the leadership of Mapai. Shamgar’s successor Aharon Barak would be left to deal with the Yadlin and Rabin affair.

Keywords:   Yitzhak Rabin, Rabin affair, Mapai, Aharon Barak, Yadlin’s trial, political scandals, Meir Shamgar, Avraham Ofer’s suicide, corruption

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