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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 …