Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was charged with bribery, breach of trust and fraud. Photo: EPA-EFE

Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu indicted on charges of fraud and accepting bribes

  • According to the indictment, Netanyahu accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars of champagne and cigars from billionaire friends
  • The indictment does not require Netanyahu to resign, but it weakens him with Israel’s political system apparently headed for a third election in under a year
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was charged with bribery, breach of trust and fraud. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz addresses the media in Tel Aviv on Wednesday. Photo: AP

Third Israel election looms as Benjamin Netanyahu’s challenger Benny Gantz fails to form government

  • Gantz’s inability to meet deadline plunges country deeper into political deadlock amid spiralling security and economic concerns
  • Legislators will now have 21-day period to nominate another lawmaker to attempt to establish coalition
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Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz addresses the media in Tel Aviv on Wednesday. Photo: AP
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