Israel PM Netanyahu faces corruption charges - News Summed Up

Israel PM Netanyahu faces corruption charges


By AFPMore by this AuthorJERUSALEMIsraeli police say that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be indicted in two cases of alleged corruption after a long-running probe in a move set to shake the country's politics. Netanyahu, prime minister for nearly 12 years, addressed the nation as news of the recommendations broke, proclaiming his innocence and pledging to continue to lead the country. OFFENCES"Over the years, I have been the subject of at least 15 enquiries and investigations," Netanyahu said in the televised address. A prime minister who is facing such police recommendations or who has been formally charged with offences is not obliged to resign. While an indictment alone would not legally oblige Netanyahu to resign, he would likely face mounting pressure to do so.


Source: Daily Nation February 14, 2018 03:00 UTC


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