Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who is at the center of a political controversy, continues to lash out, targeting the country’s law enforcement and judicial system. Calling the latest corruption investigation against him “an attempted coup,” Netanyahu has dominated Israeli politics for a generation and says he has no intention of stepping down. This latest crisis, is deepening the political stalemate in a country already in disarray.
CGTN’s Stephanie Freid reports from Tel Aviv.
To discuss all of this:
- Ruthie Blum is a columnist for the Jewish News Syndicate and Jerusalem Post.
- Moien Odeh is an attorney focusing on human rights and international law.
- Harry Reis is the Director for Policy and Strategy at the New Israel Fund.
- Bernard Avishai is a Professor with a focus on political economy at Dartmouth College and a regular contributor to New Yorker magazine.
Criminal charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, have been filed against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who denies any wrongdoing. Here’s a guide to the cases against him https://t.co/Q96MA5Scfg pic.twitter.com/RsABUvn40i
— Reuters (@Reuters) November 22, 2019
Netanyahu's been charged with fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes in three different scandals. It's the first time a sitting Israeli prime minister has been charged with a crime. https://t.co/SP63hDqW4N
— CBC News (@CBCNews) November 21, 2019