Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secured a clear path to re-election on Wednesday, with religious-rightist parties set to hand him a parliamentary majority despite a close contest against his main centrist challenger, a vote tally showed.
Meanwhile, Labor took it on the chin, as it seems like a good chunk of its supporters switched to Blue and White (Gantz). Latest numbers show Labor with 6 seats, down sharply from its previous 19.
Israel’s attorney general indicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges on Thursday, heightening uncertainty over who will ultimately lead a country mired in political chaos after two inconclusive elections this year.
Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit announced the decision, the first of its kind against a serving Israeli prime minister, in a statement and said the charges included bribery, breach of trust and fraud.
If the AG has the evidence to make the charges stick, I say great. Burn his ass down.