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#21 pnwguy

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 08:27 PM

 AnBr, on 13 January 2020 - 05:08 PM, said:

If only our left-wing would realize this.
I fear the Bernie-bots will sabotage any moderate nominee that might get selected. They would give Warren a pass but not do much to work for her election. And if Bernie gets the nod, I think the predictions that Dumpster has a 40 state blowout will be accurate.
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Posted 28 January 2020 - 04:24 PM

Netanyahu gave up on his request for parliamentary immunity so the corruption case against him will go forward. He seems to be putting all his eggs in the Trump basket, hoping that Trump's newly announced Middle East peace plan will buoy him out of his political problems and therefore out of his personal ones. Good luck with that. Trump has a track record of dumping "losers" like you, Bibi.

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Hours after Israel’s prime minister withdrew his request for parliamentary immunity from criminal prosecution early Tuesday, the State of Israel vs. Benjamin Netanyahu was filed at Jerusalem’s District Court, where it was assigned docket number 67104-01-20.

With that act, Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit triggered an irreversible course leading to the trial of Netanyahu, who is Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, and the first to be indicted while in office. He stands accused of fraud, breach of trust, and bribery.

If convicted, Netanyahu could face about 10 years in jail.

The date for the first hearing in his case has yet to be announced, but is expected to be set for days or weeks after Israel’s election day on March 2.

Depending on the result of the vote, Israelis will decide whether Netanyahu, who failed to form a coalition government that would guarantee him immunity after elections held in April and September 2019, will stand before the three-judge panel as an indicted prime minister, caretaker prime minister, or former prime minister.

A previously untested law permits a sitting head of government to be indicted while remaining in office. Netanyahu was able to delay the formal court with his request for immunity from the Knesset, Israel’s parliament. Had that ploy been successful, court proceedings could not have begun until after the end of his term.

But Netanyahu, who is just a caretaker prime minister at the moment, and whose bloc of parties does not enjoy a Knesset majority, withdrew his request rather than face the humiliating prospect of a defeat. In the 2019 campaigns, he had promised he would never stop asking for parliamentary immunity. But in the predawn hours of Tuesday, he did.

At that moment, in fact, Netanyahu was in Washington, D.C., preparing to join President Donald Trump for the highly anticipated presentation of Trump’s plan for peace between Israelis and Palestinians. His evident political calculation is that what Trump has called “the deal of the century,” even as a nonstarter, will bring potent political benefits to his campaign.

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 07:46 PM

 LFC, on 28 January 2020 - 04:24 PM, said:

Netanyahu gave up on his request for parliamentary immunity so the corruption case against him will go forward. He seems to be putting all his eggs in the Trump basket, hoping that Trump's newly announced Middle East peace plan will buoy him out of his political problems and therefore out of his personal ones. Good luck with that. Trump has a track record of dumping "losers" like you, Bibi.

He could easily join hands with the poor beleaguered man who is pursued by political enemies





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