Bribery requires a high and clear level of intent and a demonstrated quid pro quo, making it a weightier charge.
Netanyahu has made clear he will fight, and fight hard.
Before there was Benjamin Netanyahu, there was Ayre Deri.
The indictment will significantly impact the ongoing efforts to form a coalition before December 11 when the period of 21 days expires.
The harsh and severe indictment filed against Netanyahu came while he is still serving as prime minister. This is an unhealthy situation, one that is bad for the government.
“They weren’t looking to get the truth, they were looking to get me,” the PM said.
A convicted prime minister is likely to follow in the custodial footsteps of former prime minister Ehud Olmert.
“Netanyahu’s indictments are the reason we don’t have a government,” Peretz said. “In a democracy, we cannot accept a prime minister under indictment.”
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