Israeli Prime Minister Benhamin Netanyahu’s former Attorney General withdrew his request for immunity from being formally charged with bribery, fraud, and breach of trust.
Israeli parliament Tuesday acquitted Netanyahu of the first sitting Israeli Prime Minister, accusing him of corruption charges against the Israeli prime minister, according to reports.
They also realized that their waiver application was splitting with voters ahead of the March 2 election. One- third year after the elections in April and September, the country’s third election. failed to give Netanyahu or his opponent Benny Gantz a majority to form a viable government.
Both Netanyahu and Gantz are in Washington this week to meet with President Trump, who is unveiling his long-awaited Middle East peace plan.
Netanyahu is accused of accepting gifts from wealthy businessmen and exchanging favors for more positive press coverage. The trial is expected to begin within weeks, though Netanyahu’s lawyers will seek to postpone it until after the elections.