Plan to charge Netanyahu over corruption

Israel’s attorney-general Avichai Mandelblit says he intends indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges.

Israel’s attorney-general says he will indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges six weeks before a closely contested national election.

It is the first time a serving Israeli prime minister has been put on official notice of prosecution and deepens uncertainty over how Netanyahu, a veteran right-wing leader, will fare against a coalition of centrist rivals.

An actual filing of the charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust would depend on the outcome of a required hearing, the Justice Ministry said on Thursday. That could take months to complete.

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