Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Faces Indictments Pending Hearing
On Thursday, Israel’s attorney general Avichai Mandelblit handed Netanyahu’s legal counsel the accounts he intends to indict the prime minister with, pending a hearing
The announcement comes just 40 days ahead of the country’s general election scheduled for April 9. According to a survey conducted earlier this week and published Thursday by Israeli news website Times of Israel, Netanyahu’s Likud Party stands to lose four seats in the upcoming election due to the indictment. Currently polling ahead of the Likud, a new centrist party headed by former chief of staff of the Israeli military Benny Gantz stands to gain eight seats, possibly tipping the weights in its favor.