First the election, then the process

President Reuven Rivlin seized the attention of the media after cast his vote last Monday for a message to the Israelis: "We have earned a terrible and dirty c

First the election, then the process

President Reuven Rivlin seized the attention of the media after cast his vote last Monday for a message to the Israelis: "We have earned a terrible and dirty campaign like this. We have earned an endless period of instability. We deserve a government that works for us."

The President had tried, after the elections in April and in September in vain to persuade the two rivals, Benjamin Netanyahu , and Benny Gantz, a Large coalition. A unit of government from a legal national of the Likud and the political center-based blue-and-white Alliance of the state, especially in the way Gantz did not want to sit with Netanyahu in a Cabinet, because of the corruption affair. The 70-year-old Netanyahu did not want to but after a total of twelve years in office. As a Minister, he would have had to do this, after charges had been brought against him – as Prime Minister he would have to give up, but only after a final judgment to his office.

witch-hunts

in the past few weeks, Netanyahu complained again and again about the "witch-hunt" that he was exposed to. In contrast to the previous elections, he is accused of but in the meantime, in fact, for bribery, fraud and breach of trust – as the first acting Prime Minister in the history of the country. According to experts, Rivlin could refuse him with reference to the charges, a mandate to form a government. The attorney General and the Supreme court have not expressed yet conclusive as to whether a defendant may ever be with the formation of the government instructs.

For Netanyahu begins, therefore, after the election the real battle in court: those for political Survival. Before the election a court had the process at the beginning of the 17. March set. Even if Netanyahu would have gone in as the clear winner from the third round forth, no longer would he have enough time to adopt an immunity law in the Knesset.

In the election of new Details from the investigation against Netanyahu were known. They refer to information of his former spokesman, Nir Hefetz in the case of interrogations by the police. Hefetz is now a key witness for the prosecution. According to him, Netanyahu during an official Moscow-to the bill in a Restaurant in a height of 24'000 dollars to a billionaire to put, the at a table next to it sat a visit. Netanyahu's wife Sara should have a kilogram of "expensive caviar" taken. Netanyahu should have for it afterwards boasted that he would never pay in a Restaurant.

caviar and champagne

he is accused, moreover, to have and "pink champagne" as gifts accepted and laws changed arbitrarily cigars. Thus, the district court in Jerusalem after the process start. In all cases, it comes to favors or gifts from rich well-Known, for the Prime Minister, political consideration should have. The Indicators provide a picture of the lavish lifestyle of the Netanyahu's. The process will take months, maybe years. It comes to bribery, fraud and breach of trust in three cases, he faces up to ten years in prison.

Created: 02.03.2020, 19:25 PM

Updated Date: 02 March 2020, 20:01

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