AG Closes Investigation Into Herzog’s Campaign Fundraising

Zionist Camp chairman Isaac Herzog’s protestations of innocence amid criminal allegations were vindicated on Monday, as Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit announced that the investigation into his political fundraising activities will be closed due to lack of evidence, Israeli media reported.

Herzog had been suspected of received illegal contributions during the 2013 party primary campaign, which catapulted him to leadership of the party over rival Shelly Yachimovich.

Herzog said he welcomed the decision of the Attorney General closing the case

“I have always believed it would be proven that I acted properly,” said Herzog. “It should be noted that the investigation was based on a biased and baseless article, published on the eve of the general elections in March 2015 by the newspaper Yisrael Hayom.” Herzog said he believes that a similar outcome would be reached regarding the other parties involved in the case.