Friday, November 22, 2019

Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu will be indicted on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust

Charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust have been unveiled against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in three separate corruption cases, the Attorney General announced on Thursday evening, marking the first time in Israel's history that a sitting PM faces indictment in criminal investigations.

During a final pre-indictment hearing last month, Netanyahu's high-powered legal team tried to convince prosecutors to close the cases, including the most serious charge of bribery. But Avichai Mandelblit, a Netanyahu appointee who once served as his cabinet secretary, is moving forward. "It is a very sad day for Israel and for me personally," said Mandelblit, adding that the decision to indict "is not a matter of politics, of right and left."
Speaking in Jerusalem on Thursday night, Netanyahu described the charges as "an attempted coup against a Prime Minister."

1 comment :

  1. Bravo
    “In conclusion, if the House votes to impeach President Trump, since such impeachment is irreversible, they will have effectively voted him into office for a second term. If President Trump has one skill from his business career, it’s how to litigate the other party into the ground. President Trump’s relative passivity during the House Impeachment phase is lulling the House Democrats into a false state of security, but once the Impeachment vote is cast, the House Democrats will have committed themselves to a position from which there can be no retreat. Trump is giving Schiff the Impeachment rope with which Schiff and the Democrats will hang themselves. Because once the House impeaches, the House can’t un-impeach.”
    I apply this to Mandelblit’s indictment of Netanyahu. In a trial Netanyahu can demand withheld exculpatory evidence and can question witnesses in court that slandered him.
    “You must not carry false rumors לא תשא שמע שוא; you shall not join hands אל תשת ידך with the guilty עם רשע to act as a malicious witness להיות עד חמס: You shall neither side with the mighty [others multitude] to do wrong לא תהיה אחרי רבים לרעת—you shall not give perverse testimony לא תענה על רב in a dispute so as to pervert it לנטת in favor of the mighty [others multitude] אחרי רבים להטת” (Exodus 23:1-2).


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