Israel’s Attorney General (AG) Avichai Mandelblit will shortly announce his final decision whether or not to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in three separate corruption cases. Netanyahu has said that he will not resign if he is indicted and he is not legally required to do so. But with Israel mired in a political standoff after two inconclusive general elections, the AG’s decision will have a major political impact – especially if the country heads to a third election in March 2020.
This briefing examines the corruption cases, maps out the different stages of the legal and political processes, and analyses potential future scenarios. It represents an update of a BICOM briefing ‘The Netanyahu investigations: details, process and possibilities’ published in February 2019 after the AG recommended that Netanyahu be indicted, pending a hearing.
The full briefing is available as a PDF below.