Netanyahu indicted amid major political paralysis in Israel

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Benjamin Netanyahu, 2017. Credit: Chatham House (CC BY 2.0).

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was formally indicted today on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust. Netanyahu, the country’s longest-serving prime minister, had been under investigation for nearly three years.

Israel is currently facing a possible third election in less than a year, after both Netanyahu and his main political rival, Benny Gantz, failed to form a government in Israeli parliament. 

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Amir Tibon - Washington Correspondent for Ha’aretz newspaper - @amirtibon

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