After more than 500 days of electoral deadlock in which he fought for his political survival, Benjamin Netanyahu takes his seat in the Jerusalem District Court for a new battle – to stay out of prison and avoid a stain on his legacy.
The former Israeli prime minister believes that a government without Benjamin Netanyahu will be less provocative and an ‘improvement’ for Palestinian-Israeli relations. He also thinks leaving the Iran nuclear deal was a mistake.
Israeli police say there is enough evidence to charge Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a third case.
Olmert served 16 months for corruption after being found guilty of accepting bribes when he was in power.
Ehud Olmert, who is serving a 27-month prison sentence for corruption, will be released on Sunday.
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