Majority of Israelis Say Netanyahu Should Suspend Himself if Indicted – Poll

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Majority of Israelis Say Netanyahu Should Suspend Himself if Indicted – Poll

Two-thirds of Israeli residents participating in a recent poll on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he should take a temporary leave of absence from his post if prosecutors indict him over allegations of wrongdoing.

The Israeli legal framework stipulates that PMs may leave office for 100 days in cases in which the PM is unfit to carry out the duties of the office, such as illness, but the self-suspension clause has never been invoked for another purpose, the Jerusalem Post reported on Friday.

Some observers say the charges could force Netanyahu out of office for good.

The wide-ranging probe involving charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust “definitely” has the potential to end the head of state’s eight years in office, journalist and filmmaker Dan Cohen told Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear.

​Approximately 67 percent of residents said it would be “acceptable” for Netanyahu to suspend himself due to probe, according to a poll published in the Jerusalem Post on Friday. The survey was conducted jointly by Smith Consulting, the Post said.

Speaking from Greece on Thursday, Cohen noted Netanyahu has been “incredibly apt in maneuvering his way through” previous scandals. But this time may be different.

Perhaps the most potent charge “that may really take him down” concerns Netanyahu’s relationship to the media, Cohen said. “Basically Netanyahu struck a deal with the publisher of Israel’s second most widely-read newspaper,” Yedioth Aharonot, to get more favorable coverage in exchange for a move to “cut” the weekend editions of the first most widely-read newspaper in Israel, Israel Hayom, the journalist explained.

Netanyahu allegedly made this offer via his close relationship with Israel Hayom publisher, Sheldon Adelstein.

Reports broadcast on Israeli TV stations in January quoted Yedioth Aharonot publisher Anon Mozes telling Netanyahu, “If you and I agree on a law, I will do everything I can for you to be here for as long as you want. I’m looking you in the eyes and telling you this in the clearest way possible.”

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7 Responses to "Majority of Israelis Say Netanyahu Should Suspend Himself if Indicted – Poll"

  1. Eddie  August 13, 2017 at 6:20 am

    I suspect the majority really meant to say ‘hang’.

  2. frog  August 12, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    The only people who love and worship Bibi is congress, who gave him 29 standing ovations, and take his blood money, and our pathetic western leaders who grovel at him, our own zionist whore Bishop being one of them.

    • JohnZ  August 13, 2017 at 4:47 am

      As for the U.S. congress….I have zero respect for any of them. They are all zeros, losers, and whores.
      Any suggestions I have for that miserable bunch is not printable here.
      I quit voting.

  3. Eduardo  August 12, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    The majority of Israelis believe that Goyim’s are like animals and treated as such. Nethanyahu is just one of of a multitude of black sheep being busy in Governments. Decency has left Governments in East & West a long time ago.

  4. JohnZ  August 12, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Well, Bibi, you’re not to well liked around the world as you probably well know but then you could care less anyway. The delusion you harbor within that degenerate brain of yours has destroyed millions of innocent lives but…you could care less. Your sick twisted mind has created chaos, destruction and death throughout the middle east but you look upon this as a good thing for israel. Your zionists have taken control of the west and debauched it with debt and war and you smile knowingly, hoping that it leads to the destruction of America.
    Bibi Netenyahu, you are a sick, twisted , deviant, psychopathic criminal. You need to be removed from all of humanity. Locked away inside a cold barren cell to be used as an example of just how sick and twisted the zionists are.
    Just as Trump is wrecking America, Netenyahu is wrecking any chances for israel to further exist. The rest of the world will breath a sigh of relief when that happens.

  5. Pete752  August 12, 2017 at 7:19 am

    “Majority of Israelis Say Netanyahu Should Suspend Himself”:

    From a rope by the neck, preferably.

    • JohnZ  August 12, 2017 at 3:23 pm

      Good one but not before standing in front of the World Court to be judged for his crimes against humanity.
      The we hang the little bastard.

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