Saturday, March 16, 2024

What is the latest on Netanyahu’s corruption trial?

AP News is reporting that " Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial has resumed after a month-long break, refocusing the spotlight on the long-serving leader’s legal woes after a wave of protests over his government’s plan to overhaul the country’s judiciary."

"Netanyahu is charged with fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes in three separate scandals involving powerful media moguls and wealthy associates. He denies wrongdoing. Critics say that Netanyahu is driven to weaken the courts and change the judicial system as a way to open an escape route from his trial, claims he dismisses as untrue."

"The corruption charges also have been at the center of a protracted political crisis that sent Israelis to the polls five times in less than four years — each vote essentially a referendum on Netanyahu’s fitness to rule. After losing power in 2021 to a coalition of opponents, Netanyahu returned as prime minister late last year, despite his legal problems."

That kind of shows you the flaws of electronic voting. "Netanyahu is on trial in three complex affairs — dubbed Case 1,000, Case 2,000 and Case 4,000 — in which prosecutors claim he exchanged regulatory favors with media titans for favorable press coverage and advanced the personal interests of a billionaire Hollywood producer in exchange for lavish gifts."

I cannot comprehend how he has not been charged with treason for intentionally taking all the soldiers off the Gaza border and issuing the stand down order allowing hostages to be taken. That takes precedence over everything else. The Oct 7th attack conveniently halted the trial.


  1. Curious? How come our crime minister isn’t being charged & kicked out of PM job?

    1. The guy's a dick but his new wife Jagmeet has kept him in power. The next election will finish him.

    2. "New wife", LOL good one.


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