Netanyahu hides behind parliamentary immunity after being accused of corruption

With unusual stealth, without recourse to the resonance box of the social network, Benjamin Netanyahu has asked the Knesset (legislative Assembly) that protecte

Netanyahu hides behind parliamentary immunity after being accused of corruption

With unusual stealth, without recourse to the resonance box of the social network, Benjamin Netanyahu has asked the Knesset (legislative Assembly) that protected by the parliamentary immunity after being accused of corruption by the attorney general of Israel, as reported on Monday Channel 13 television Hebrew. The prime minister said Sunday in an act of the Likud, the conservative party that he leads, that request immunity before a complaint was not an action undemocratic, but “the cornerstone of democracy”.

The attorney general formally presented charges against Netanyahu in November of bribery, fraud, and abuse of power in the three cases investigated three years ago by the police brigade anti-corruption. The prime minister rejected the charges and blamed a “witch hunt” and “research with politically charged” police and prosecutors, according to reports, “causing a coup” to try to bring you down from power.

During the past few years, the leader of the Likud party has repeated the mantra that “there is nothing (against you) because there has not been anything (accuse him)”. Now assume for the first time that you have outstanding accounts with justice and hides behind parliamentary immunity so as not to be overwhelmed by the machinery of the court. It is not a popular strategy among the israelis, and much less to two months of the third legislative that are held in the jewish State in less than a year. A survey of the Channel 12 television shows that 51% of the citizens are opposed to the measure as opposed to 33% who supported it.

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and skilled Political veteran, Netanyahu praised in public for their overwhelming victory in the primary that Likud held on Thursday while putting the damper to the request for immunity. Although hardly pass muster with a majority in the current Knesset to ensure the protection of the parliament, plays with an advantage. Before coming to the full, your request must be submitted mandatorily to the Commission on Parliamentary Affairs, which has not been constituted after the elections of September. So the prime minister in functions, yet have several months to form a new Government after the parliamentary elections of 2 march if finally closes a deal, as he warns the news portal Times of Israel. The latest polls projected the repetition of the same tie that became inconclusive the two previous elections.

To prevent Netanyahu from becoming the successive electoral processes on an imitation of the movie groundhog day, civil society organizations have approached the Supreme Court seeking a declaration that if, after having been charged, the prime minister is legally able to receive from the president of Israel, the task of forming a Government.

The High Court meets this Tuesday in a preliminary hearing to examine if it supports to process the request of the citizens. Netanyahu warned on Sunday that the Supreme court does not have jurisdiction over policy, because “only voters can decide who the leader is”. “In a democracy, it is the people who decide”, he emphasized to his followers from the Likud; “I can't imagine that no one else gets, and cause a life-threatening damage to the democracy”.

a Half thousand supporters of Netanyahu expressed on Monday night in Tel Aviv against the Supreme court can veto the president, with the cry of “we must stop the coup to save democracy”.

as long As it remains in the position of prime minister, even in functions, it is not legally bound to resign in spite of the imputation. The time runs in your favor. Netanyahu seeks to legitimize itself in the polls, and make new laws for a referendum on his continuance in power. “The people support the right, and the most supportive to me”, he proclaimed the Friday after his triumph by 72.5% of the vote in the internal primaries of the Likud. But in the face of the predictable repetition of the final tables in the game of election, Israel seems doomed again to the political blockade.

Updated Date: 30 December 2019, 20:00

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