Netanyahu Fought the Law and Lost. Can He Defeat His Own Party? Listen to Haaretz Editor Aluf Benn

Israel's longest-serving prime minister just became the first to face criminal charges while in office. Now he has to stave off a challenge to his leadership of Likud. LISTEN FREE

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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Joining host Simon Spungin for Episode 50 is Haaretz editor-in-chief Aluf Benn, who looks back on a tempestuous week in Israeli politics, following the attorney general's decision to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for bribery, breach of trust and fraud.

We ask: Is this the end for Netanyahu? Can he survive an internal challenge to his leadership of Likud? Who are the frontrunners to replace him? And could he possibly win the seemingly inevitable third election and be tasked with forming a government?

Also, we find a silver lining: the current caretaker government is so disorganized that legislation allowing for the sacred status quo in religious-secular relations to be broken could make its way through the Knesset.