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Who Would Replace Netanyahu?

Mar 7, 2018 | 18:57 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, Israel, Feb. 14, 2018.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, Israel, Feb. 14, 2018. Israeli police have recommended that Israel's attorney general bring corruption charges against Netanyahu.

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The political drama simmering at the highest levels of government in Israel could reach a boiling point soon. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces multiple allegations of corruption that could force him to resign, face early elections or stand trial. Last month, Israeli police recommended that Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit indict Netanyahu for fraud, bribery and breach of trust. Since then, key Netanyahu allies have come forward as potential witnesses while police have added evidence to their investigations. Although the government around Netanyahu so far remains intact, his ability to finish the remaining 20 months of his term as prime minister is becoming less and less likely, raising questions about who might succeed him and what effect a new prime minister might have on Israel's security policy....

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