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Benjamin Netanyahu: Israel PM charged with corruption – BBC News

Israel’s attorney general has charged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with bribery, fraud and breach of trust in connection with three separate cases. Mr Netanyahu is alleged to have accepted gifts from wealthy businessmen and dispensed favours to try to get more positive press coverage. The prime minister described the charges …

In Israeli election, former defense minister Liberman could emerge as kingmaker, deciding Netanyahu’s fate – The Washington Post

RISHPON, Israel — Israel is headed to another watershed election next week, but the most decisive vote may be the one cast in the days immediately afterward — by a tough-talking, ­barrel-chested frenemy of embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Avigdor Liberman, a hawkish former defense minister, blocked his erstwhile ally …

Is This the End for Netanyahu? – The New York Times

TEL AVIV — “He’s a magician! He’s a magician!” It was nearly 2 a.m. on April 10, and supporters of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who had packed a sporting arena in Tel Aviv, were cheering his apparent election victory. Facing a stiff challenge from a former military chief and the prospect …

Israel protests: Thousands rally against Netanyahu immunity – BBC News

Thousands of Israelis gathered on Saturday for a mass rally against moves to grant Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immunity from prosecution. Protesters amassed outside a museum in Tel Aviv for “pro-democracy” demonstrations organised by Israeli opposition parties. They are accusing Mr Netanyahu of trying to pass legislation that safeguards him …