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Netanyahu cries leftist conspiracy over decision to indict him for bribery and corruption

Yumna Patel on
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be indicted for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in three separate cases, pending a hearing. While it is too early to tell the extent to which Netanyahu will be affected by the announcement, nearly all of his rivals have called on him to step down, and political analysts have said it could spell disaster for him come April 9th.

What Netanyahu’s indictment means politically

Jonathan Ofir on
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and one of his chief rivals, Yair Lapid (Photo: EPA/Abir Sultan) Dec. 2018.

The decision to indict Netanyahu is likely to knock down the right wing vote, and may give a path to the centrist Blue and White to form a governing coalition after the April 9 election. One thing is clear though: the indictment will have no effect on Palestinian conditions.

Netanyahu faces new challenges: Gantz surges in polls, Attorney General hints at indictment

Yumna Patel on

The Israeli campaign trail is heating up as the April 9 elections draw closer. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing a fast-growing opposition, Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has said he plans to decide whether to indict the PM before the election, and Palestinian lawmakers are scrambling to finalize their slates ahead of their primaries.