Comment and Opinion

Ynet: Netanyahu stalling for time refuses to face the charges against him, by Nahum Barnea

The bottom line is: the chance that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will face trial on any of the three corruption cases pending against him, are close to none. The recently elected Knesset has enough supporters of the PM who will back any legislation to protect him from prosecution. The question is at what cost? Will other cabinet ministers and members of Knesset, who may also face criminal proceedings, benefit from the proposed law?

Will whatever deals coalition partners make, be outlined in the coalition agreements as required by law or will they be agreed on unofficially?

Will the price be no military service for ultra-Orthodox and no open businesses on Shabbat, as religious parties insist?

Will it be annexation of settlements, as the hard-right insists?

What is the Knesset for if not to provide criminals with sanctuary?

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