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Netanyahu Faces a Legal Battle, but It’s Not the Trial He’s Fighting

For Netanyahu, being in the dock during an election, a victim of the 'deep-state' cabal of leftist prosecutors and journalists, at the mercy of the distrusted judges, may actually help him court Israel's right-wing electorate

Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer
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Two months ago, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was considering whether to lodge a second request with the Knesset for parliamentary immunity from prosecution. The plan was to claim that due to changes in the indictment, it was effectively a new charge-sheet, and he should be allowed to once again request the immunity which he had been denied a year earlier.

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