Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu listens to his then cabinet secretary Avichai Mandelblit at a 2014 meeting. Mandelblit, now attorney general, intends to charge Netanyahu with corruption. Photo: Reuters

Israeli attorney general plans to charge PM Benjamin Netanyahu with corruption

  • Benjamin Netanyahu is accused of accepting improper gifts including champagne and cigars, and handing out favours for positive media coverage
  • If the case proceeds, it would be the first prosecution of a sitting Israeli prime minister
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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu listens to his then cabinet secretary Avichai Mandelblit at a 2014 meeting. Mandelblit, now attorney general, intends to charge Netanyahu with corruption. Photo: Reuters
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A combo photo shows Chairman of the Yesh Atid Party, Yair Lapid (L), speaking during an election campaign in Shefayim, Israel, 18 February 2019, and Benny Gantz, chairman of the Israel Resilience Party (Hosen L'Yisrael) and former Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) chief of staff, attending an election campaign in Tel Aviv. Photo: EPA-EFE

Israel’s political system rocked as rivals to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu join forces for election challenge

  • Retired military chief Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid, head of the Yesh Atid party, said they would present a joint list for the upcoming Israeli elections
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A combo photo shows Chairman of the Yesh Atid Party, Yair Lapid (L), speaking during an election campaign in Shefayim, Israel, 18 February 2019, and Benny Gantz, chairman of the Israel Resilience Party (Hosen L'Yisrael) and former Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) chief of staff, attending an election campaign in Tel Aviv. Photo: EPA-EFE
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