#Netanyahu: “Coming as it does now, indictments raise obvious parallels with the efforts by Democrats to impeach Netanyahu’s political ally, President Donald Trump”

JNS
Are Netanyahu’s indictments the same as the push to impeach Trump?
by Jonathan S. Tobin
November 21, 2019

In both cases, a conservative leader is being pursued on what their foes purport are corruption charges, but which their supporters believe is a thinly veiled attempt to criminalize political differences. Detractors of both Netanyahu and Trump believe that the investigations into their respective behavior are a defense of ethics, government accountability and democracy itself. Their supporters feel that the charges, even if they were true, are infractions that are too trivial to be prosecuted and are, in any case, flimsy excuses cooked up to discredit a politician that they weren’t otherwise able to defeat at the polls. READ MORE

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