The Israeli government introduced emergency measures that closed most courts, including the ones overseeing Netanyahu’s corruption cases.
The prime minister’s attorneys wanted a year more.
Here’s everything you need to know about corruption cases against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and how they could affect the elections.
Each of the last four prime ministers has been investigated for corruption. A previous president and two former chief rabbis have been convicted.
He said that during investigations into the corruption cases against him he “demanded a face-to-face confrontation with states’ witnesses.
Silver’s reprieve is due to the tendency of some judges to treat white collar criminals with more consideration than the ordinary convict.
Netanyahu has been questioned 12 times for three cases, which allege receiving gifts and benefits in exchange for political favors.
Police are investigating whether Bibi passed regulations benefiting the telecom giant Bezeq in exchange for positive coverage from Bezeq’s news site.
Federal prosecutors are retrying Silver for selling access to his office for over $4 million dollars in gifts and kickbacks.
The poll also found that 42 percent of respondents favored early elections due to the allegations, with 36 percent preferring to wait until Nov. 2019.