LISTEN: Backed by Colossal Coalition, Bibi’s Ready to Take on the Law

As he heads into the courtroom to face graft charges, Netanyahu now heads the most bloated government in Israel's history. Anshel Pfeffer explains. LISTEN FREE

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Knesset swearing-in of his fifth government on May 17, 2020.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Knesset swearing-in of his fifth government on May 17, 2020.Credit: Adina Valman / Knesset Spokespersons' Office
Haaretz Weekly podcast.
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Host Simon Spungin is joined by Anshel Pfeffer for a show recorded as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's record-breaking fifth government was sworn in.

On the agenda: Why does a country the size of Israel need three dozen ministries? Will Netanyahu use his gargantuan coalition to push through the annexation of parts of the West Bank - despite warning from all quarters? And why is there now a Minister for Settlement Affairs?

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Bibi swears in his colossal coalition and readies for a courtroom showdown Credit: Haaretz

And, as we're just a few days from the start of Netanyahu's trial, we ask what we can expect when the first serving Israeli leader to be indicted defends himself against charges of bribery, corruption and breach of trust.

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