Tag: Benjamin Netanyahu

In US, Netanyahu indictment seen as cross-Atlantic version of Trump saga

One is facing impeachment proceedings that could see him removed from office. The other is being charged with bribery and fraud, and fighting for his political life. As Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit announced Thursday that he would charge Prime Minister Netanyahu with criminal wrongdoing in three separate corruption cases, supporters and critics of US President […]

Mandelblit: A sad day for Israel and for me’

 Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit delivered his first address after deciding to indict Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in Case 4000, and fraud and breach of trust in Cases 1000 and 2000. “Today is a sad day for Israel and for me,” the attorney general said, adding that Netanyahu […]

Benjamin Netanyahu rejects charges: Police set me up

An ashen-looking but combative Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the decision to indict him on a series of corruption charges was an “attempted government coup,” and demanded that”the investigators be investigated.” An hour after Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit briefly explained the reasons behind his decision to indict Netanyahu on Thursday evening, the prime minister addressed […]

Netanyahu: I will continue to lead the country in face of an attempted coup by the law enforcement arm

PM Binyamin Netanyahu sharply rebutted the Attorney General Amihai Mandlblit’s decision to indict him on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of faith. He accused  law enforcement authorities of conducting “a polluted, tendentious inquiry” designed to set him up personally “or removal as prime minister.” Netanyahu vowed he would continue to lead the country unless […]

Israel’s Attorney General Indicts Prime Minister Netanyahu on Corruption Charges

Israel’s attorney general indicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges on Nov. 21, heightening uncertainty over who will ultimately lead a country mired in political chaos after two inconclusive elections this year. Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit announced the decision, the first of its kind against a serving Israeli prime minister, in a statement and […]

Rivlin rebukes Netanyahu for ‘ugly’ comments branding Arab lawmakers a ‘threat’

President Reuven Rivlin issued an extraordinary rebuke of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday following a meeting between the two, denouncing recent comments by the premier about Arab politicians as “ugly” and saying they “undermine the legitimacy” of Israel’s Arab community. Rivlin met Netanyahu and Likud party coalition negotiators ahead of a high-stakes meeting between […]

Police said to complete review of problematic evidence in Netanyahu graft case

Police have reportedly completed their review of problematic evidence in a corruption probe against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and sent it back to Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit ahead of the expected indictment of the premier next week. The Walla news site quoted a source involved in the issue, who said police had not carried out new […]

Netanyahu Warns of ‘Unprecedented Emergency’ if Gantz Forms Government Backed by Arab Party

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Saturday against the possibility that Benny Gantz will establish a minority government, which Netanyahu says will be backed by Arab lawmakers. “We are facing an emergency that is unprecedented in the history of the State of Israel,” he said. “There is an agreement among Kahol Lavan [leaders] to go […]

Blue and White may call Knesset vote on gov’t without a coalition

The chances of Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz forming a unity government with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are slim, but Gantz is also unlikely to establish a minority government supported by the Joint List even though his bloc has not ruled it out, sources in the faction said on Sunday. Talk of an […]

Liberman says any minority government would be a ‘disaster’

Yisrael Beytenu chairman MK Avigdor Liberman warned that a minority government would be a “disaster” for Israel, and asserted that a broad unity government was the only path forward for forestalling a third election in less than a year. Speaking at an event in Tel Aviv on Sunday evening, Liberman asserted that “the next 48 […]