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Israeli Attorney General Indicts Netanyahu On Charges Of Bribery, Fraud & Breach Of Trust

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Originally appeared at ZeroHedge

Three months after Israeli police recommended that the country’s attorney general pursue charges against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over his alleged involvement in “Bezeq Walla Affair”, it appears an indictment is finally being handed down on Thursday, much to the longtime leader’s chagrin.

Since Netanyahu and his wife have become embroiled in multiple scandals over the past few years, seemingly all of which have yielded recommendations of prosecution, let us pause a moment for a quick refresher on the most serious allegations. The crux of the case is that Netanyahu and his wife accepted bribes from Shaul Elovitch, the owner of Israel’s largest telecoms firm, Bezeq. Elovitch also owns the “Walla” news website. The prime minister crossed a line when he allegedly fired Communications Ministry Director-General Avi Berger and hired ex-Netanyahu campaign manager Shlomo Filber in a bid to help guarantee special treatment for Elovitch and his companies. In exchange, Netanyahu and his wife purportedly struck a deal with Elovitch for favorable coverage on his news website.

Israeli Attorney General Indicts Netanyahu On Charges Of Bribery, Fraud & Breach Of Trust

In addition to the bribery and breach of trust charges stemming from Bezeq-Walla, Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit said Thursday that he intends to indict Netanyahu for fraud and breach of trust in two other cases. All charges are pending a hearing where Netanyahu will be given a chance to respond, according to Haaretz.

The Israeli Shekel dropped on the news.

The indictments, which followed a three-year long investigation, mark the first time in Israel’s history that a sitting prime minister has been indicted, and come just six weeks before a general election (though Netanyahu is far from the first Israeli politician to face serious criminal charges).

A brief explainer of the charges can be found below:

Israeli Attorney General Indicts Netanyahu On Charges Of Bribery, Fraud & Breach Of Trust

Courtesy of Haaretz

In a last-ditch effort to block the announcement, Netanyahu’s Likud party petitioned the High Court on Thursday and put them off until after the April 9 election, but Justice Minister Mendelblit rebuffed this request, citing the “principle of equality before the law.”

Likud party leaders slammed the indictment as a “political hit job” and have claimed that the case is a “house of cards” that will soon collapse. Which brings us to our next point: Though Netanyahu has been hurt by the scandal, he still remains immensely popular in Israel. While the charges certainly aren’t good, they are a political obstacle that he can still surmount.

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  • Xoli Xoli

    Lock the Satan and through the key in hell.

    • Sinbad2

      There are plenty more of his type in Israel.
      Just about every Israeli PM has been a crook.

  • Pave Way IV

    Hey – that indictment is anti-Semitic! It would be illegal in the US.

    • John Whitehot

      also in france as the banking tool in power is studying ways to put people in prison if they are anti-zionist (not anti-semitic, anti-zionist).

  • LR captain

    such a fitting picture of president net-yahoo behind bars.

    • John Whitehot

      why president, isnt he prime minister.

      • LR captain

        why show him any respect for when he shows none to the Palestinians?

        • John Whitehot

          “why show him any respect for when he shows none to the Palestinians?”

          Jewish thinking.

          At any rate I didn’t show him any respect, it’s just facts.

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    NETANYAHU is also guilty on charges of BRIBERY, FRAUD & BREACH OF TRUST against the international community!
    And for defrauding the American people of billions of ill-gotten dollars.
    https://bbs.thegoyimknow.to/uploads/default/original/4X/6/f/f/6ff0dada037b0c1efb14ae4fd057aa2130dc2321.jpeg

  • H Eccles

    It would be funny if he ended up in a prison cell with Palestinians.

    • Xoli Xoli

      Forsure their will rape him another shitenyahu kids totally out of control.

    • John Whitehot

      these people never actually go into a prison.
      at the worse he’ll get home confinement or something of the like.

  • Barba_Papa

    I just can’t for the life remember an Israeli PM which has not become involved with a bribery scandal. In a way its a sign that Israel has integrated really well into the Middle East, its leaders are now just as corrupt as those of the rest of the region.

  • Saddam Hussein

    A fake country pretending they have laws.

  • goingbrokes

    Nuttanyahoo behind bars: “Hey, dunces, let me out… or I’ll get the Amerikans to bomb you!”

  • H Eccles

    When will they indict him for crimes against humanity?