It is big trouble for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of the polls. He is likely to be indicted by the country’s attorney general on charges of corruption. This move apparently comes after the Police have recommended indicting Netanyahu for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in three different cases.
The hearing is expected to take place after the April 9 elections.
Israel’s attorney-general Avichai Mandelblit has made it clear he intends to indict Netanyahu, in that scenario it would mark the first time in Israeli history that a sitting prime minister has been charged with a crime. Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert served time in prison for corruption, but had already resigned by the time he was charged.
However Netanyahu , putting up brave face , doesn’t look to go that quietly. He denies any wrongdoing and calls the various allegations a media-orchestrated witch hunt aimed at removing him from office.