Report: Netanyahu May Sign Plea Deal Next Week

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Opposition leader Binyamin Netanyahu. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

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Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit and opposition leader Binyamin Netanyahu’s talks on a possible plea deal on the latter’s criminal trial have advanced and it’s likely that the former prime minister will sign a deal next week, Israeli media outlets reported on Friday.

Reports said that former Supreme Court president Aharon Barak recommended to Mandelblit to insist that the plea deal include a moral turpitude designation, which means that Netanyahu will be banned from political positions for seven years, essentially ending his political career.

Channel 12 News reported that Barak’s insistence is to allay Mandelbit and Netanyahu’s fears that the plea deal will be revoked by the Supreme Court.

According to the potential deal, prosecutors will drop the bribery charge from the indictment, which is the most serious charge Netanyahu is facing, and are even willing to drop the “Case 2000” case entirely.

Netanyahu will be convicted for fraud and breach of trust in the Case 1000 indictment and will receive a 3-6 month jail sentence that will be commuted to community service.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


8 COMMENTS

  1. Talk about biting your nose to spite your face. One of the most productive and effective leaders the state of Israel has ever had and we are not allowing him to be there anymore for the people and the state because of some pettiness. Brilliant! Instead we should have the current jokester in power who POSSIBLY never took a bribe, but certainly has no clue what he is doing.

  2. The best “community service’ he could perform would be to disappear entirely from the political landscape. There are many honest and principled political leaders who share Bibi’s policy views on national security who could take the leadership of the opposition

  3. I hate to e Zionist entity but honestly what a joke… so he did some shtuyot maybe yes maybe no who the hell cares… they have the chutzpah to say community service!!! As if lishitasam he didn’t do the most incredible community service as Pm… what a bunch of sickos

  4. Chaya 13: So no big deal that he took bribes etc. the ALL do it….just “pettiness.

    No problem though….there are plenty of ehrliche honest and principled politicians in the opposition, some with the backing of chashuvah rabbonim…. Perhaps, Prime Minister Deri??

  5. He did not take bribes! The charges are ridiculous. Even if everything alleged were true, THAT IS NOT BRIBERY, and in no other country would he ever be charged. Certainly in the USA the supreme court has been very clear that this sort of thing is perfectly legal and overzealous prosecutors who bring such charges are discrediting their profession.