Facing a surge in coronavirus cases and mounting public anger over the economic fallout, the prime minister took responsibility for the decision.
The trial, which was delayed for two months due to emergency measures put in place to battle the coronavirus pandemic, is set to begin on Sunday.
“Share an explanation of why this might be OK,” tweeted one of Netanyahu’s former ambassadors.
It’s a spit of dirty sand — not glamorous. Yet there were other people there, like me, visiting the beach for the last time, until who knows when.
The Israeli government introduced emergency measures that closed most courts, including the ones overseeing Netanyahu’s corruption cases.
Exit polls show the right-wing bloc at 60 seats — one shy of a majority.
“It’s common knowledge generally in Israel that your data gets leaked all the time. Your data is out there, it’s happening.”
“They see Trump policy as putting Americans on God’s side because these are God’s chosen people.”
Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz will meet with President Donald Trump to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian “deal of the century” peace plan.
Legally, it seems like Netanyahu can still remain as prime minister while fighting his charges. But politically? That’s another question altogether.