“Attorney general who brought the charges against Netanyahu, Avichai Mandelblit, is due to leave office at month’s end, and both prosecution and defense see benefit in concluding the negotiations beforehand”

Possible Netanyahu Plea Deal Could Shake Up Israeli Politics
by Shany Mor
January 25, 2022

Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is mulling a plea deal that would spare him prison time but likely bar him from politics for at least seven years. While still unlikely, such an agreement may have far-reaching implications for Israel’s current governing coalition. Netanyahu is currently on trial on charges of fraud, breach of trust, and bribery in three separate corruption cases that allege he made questionable public decisions in exchange for favors and gifts. Despite having dragged along for over five years, the legal process suddenly accelerated in the past two weeks, with Netanyahu, his lawyers, and his family actively pursuing and considering various plea options. READ MORE

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