Israeli police have formally submitted their recommendation to the Attorney General that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust in two cases. BICOM has published a briefing on the details and process of these investigations and the possible next steps.
- Netanyahu denies all charges and is determined to remain in office. He appears under no immediate pressure from his coalition partners to resign, at least until there is a decision by the Attorney General (AG) about whether to indict, which will take months.
- If the AG eventually issues an indictment – by no means a certainty – it could end Netanyahu’s premiership, but the complex legal and political processes will take time to play out.
The full briefing is available as a PDF below.