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File - In this Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem. Netanyahu said Monday that he would seek immunity from corruption charges, likely delaying any trial until after March elections, when he hopes to have a majority coalition that will shield him from prosecution. (Abir Sultan /Pool photo via AP, File)

Israeli court declines to rule on Netanyahu's eligibility

Jan. 2, 2020 11:04 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court on Thursday declined to weigh in on whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can return to his post now that he has been indicted, postponing any ruling on his political future until after March elections. A three-judge panel said the question of whether an indicted...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, Israel, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. (Abir Sultan /Pool photo via AP)

Israeli top court hears case on Netanyahu's political future

Dec. 31, 2019 7:43 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court began deliberations on Tuesday on whether an indicted parliament member can form a new government, hearing a petition that could potentially abruptly end Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political career after March elections. If the court decides Netanyahu...

Supporters of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gather outside his residence in Jerusalem, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. Israel's attorney general charged Netanyahu with fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes in three different scandals. It is the first time a sitting Israeli prime minister has been charged with a crime. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Israel braces for bitter fight after Netanyahu indictment

Nov. 22, 2019 12:34 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s indictment is expected to sharpen the battle lines in Israel’s already deadlocked political system and could test the loyalty of his right-wing allies, Israeli commentators said Friday. The serious corruption charges announced Thursday...