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Netanyahu’s anti-indictment plan pushed forward

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has already secured a coalition that should get him safely through the following months of police investigations and possible indictment.
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Up until election day on April 9, it was almost inconceivable to think that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would manage to evade the heavy hand of the law by political means. The following day, such a scenario appeared quite feasible. The tables had turned. The April 9 elections were a historic watershed. From now on, Israel’s law enforcement authorities will try to dodge Netanyahu’s machinations, not the other way around.

This summer, Netanyahu will break the record for the longest time in office set by the founder of the State of Israel and its first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion. In recent years, Netanyahu has also engaged in a historic Erdogan-style revolution designed to crush the media, weaken the courts and subject them to the executive and legislative branches, and trample public regulators and other guardians of Israeli democracy. He seems indomitable, and no one will even try to stop him.

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