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Amid a political row over a proposed bill that would give sitting prime ministers immunity from criminal investigations, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made clear that he has no interest in any bill connected to the interrogations against him.
"I am saying here clearly, I am not interested in any law relating to the investigations being conducted that are related to me or to he investigations being conducted that are not related to me." Netanyahu said in a Likud party meeting.
The bill, nicknamed the "French Bill" because it is based on a French constitutional provision, states that a criminal investigation of a prime minister cannot be opened unless it is of security-related crimes, violence, sexual violations or drugs or of a crime that, without an immediate investigation, could cause significant harm to the country’s security or economy. The bill has been deemed unlikely to move forward as it has failed to garner enough support from Members of Knesset.