Israeli attorney general slams Netanyahu’s vaccine diplomacy

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s attorney general has warned Benjamin Netanyahu that he cannot single-handedly share the country’s surplus vaccines with far-flung allies in Africa, Europe and Latin America. Avichai Mandelblit says such an important decision cannot be made by the prime minister alone, without consulting the Cabinet. The justice ministry released Mandelblit’s letter, addressed to the national security adviser, on Monday. Netanyahu’s announcement last week of his decision to share some of Israel’s vaccine stockpile had caused an uproar and was later frozen, due to legal questions in Israel, but not before thousands of vaccine doses were reportedly shipped to Honduras and the Czech Republic.