Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem July 30, 2017. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
While a former top aide has agreed to testify about two corruption cases in which Netanyahu has been named as a suspect, the prime minister is not required by law to step down even if indicted.Netanyahu, who has been prime minister for 11 years, spread over four terms, has denied any wrongdoing.Similar felony allegations forced Olmert to announce in 2008 he would resign, leading to early elections the following year that brought Netanyahu back to power."I think it is too early to draw conclusions, and that the media festival has been overblown," said Moshe Negbi, legal analyst for national broadcaster Israel Radio. He predicted that any decision to indict Netanyahu could take as much as six months as investigators seek evidence at home and abroad.If Netanyahu completes his current term to 2019, he will become Israel's longest-serving prime minister, exceeding the country's founding leader David Ben-Gurion.In exchange for testifying, Harow was granted a reduced sentence in a separate corruption case that did not touch on Netanyahu. Plesner said pressure on Netanyahu would increase were investigators to bring to light new allegations, perhaps in connection with other cases in which he is not now a suspect.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE