Archiv: indictments


14.02.2019 - 12:25 [ Haaretz ]

Bibistan vs. Israel

Netanyahu has declared war on the state. This is what the election is really about. It’s not Netanyahu versus Gantz and Lapid and Gabbay; it’s not right versus left, or right versus the soft right or the center-right. It’s Bibistan versus Israel. One side still refuses to see this; the other side is already two thousand steps ahead of it.

Netanyahu has launched an all-out war. To him, the end of his rule equals the end of the world, so the precept of “kill or be killed” applies.

14.02.2019 - 12:16 [ i24NEWS / Youtube ]

Indictment Hovers over Netanyahu as Elections Loom

THE RUNDOWN | Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s biggest obstacle to staying in office may not be at the ballot box, but in the office of Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit. He must decide if and when to file corruption charges against Netanyahu.

12.02.2019 - 14:47 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Avigdor Liberman: Benjamin Netanyahu may take a plea deal and resign

(10.2.2019) The deal would involve Netanyahu resigning in exchange for not being put on trial, in which case Likud would have to elect a new leader before the elections, “an upheaval” whose results would be unpredictable, the Yisrael Beytenu chairman said.

12.02.2019 - 14:37 [ Times of Israel ]

Netanyahu expands legal team as indictment announcement looms

(10.2.2019) With the attorney general gearing up to announce a possible indictment against him, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has beefed up his defense team, hiring prominent defense attorney Pini Rubin, a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said Sunday.

12.02.2019 - 14:29 [ Anshel Pfeffer, @haaretz writer ‏/ Twitter ]

Intensifying rumors going around Jerusalem that Netanyahu planning to resign in return for a plea bargain or so he can raise money for his mounting legal bills, are hard to confirm or credit, but could explain his bizarre scorched-earth campaign, lack of discipline and planning>>

07.02.2019 - 10:44 [ Ynetnews.com ]

Gantz: Israel should not be ruling over another people

Daum: Moshe Ya’alon, your partner, thinks the Oslo Accords were a terrible disaster. He opposed the Gaza disengagement and he thinks there is no Palestinian partner to talk to. Where do you stand on these issues?

Gantz: The main question is that of security. It needs to ensure the State of Israel’s security. Now, there’s a question of interest here. We—and Netanyahu said this in his Bar-Ilan speech (a 2009 address in which the prime minister backed Palestinian statehood) —are not looking to control anyone else. We need to find a way in which we’re not controlling other people.

07.02.2019 - 10:43 [ voanews.com ]

Netanyahu Rival: Israel Should Not Control Palestinians

The leading challenger to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a published interview Wednesday that Israel should „find a way“ to end its control over the Palestinians.

Former military chief Benny Gantz made the comments in an interview with the Ynet news site. It was his first interview with the Israeli media since his maiden political speech last week.

04.02.2019 - 16:33 [ Jerusalem Post ]

52% of public, 10% of Likud: Netanyahu should resign if indicted – poll

The sample included 600 respondents, representing a national sample of the adult population of Israel aged 18 and over. The maximum sampling error for the entire sample was ± 4.1% at a confidence level of 95%.

03.02.2019 - 11:35 [ Washington Post ]

Netanyahu’s legal woes should be a boon for Israel’s left, but it’s busy imploding

Labor in 2017 named as its leader Avi Gabbay, a millionaire who made his money at the helm of Israel’s largest telecom provider.

Just a year earlier, Gabbay had been a minister in Netanyahu’s cabinet for a small centrist party he had helped found. Gabbay’s appointment as Labor’s leader has turned off many in that party, who are now calling for his removal.

31.01.2019 - 08:20 [ Haaretz ]

Gantz Closes Gap on Netanyahu: Dramatic Rise in Polls After Debut Speech

When asked who should be prime minister, 36% of those polled by Channel 12 said Netanyahu while 35% said Gantz.

A poll held last week showed that Netanyahu would lose four Knesset seats if Attorney General Avichai Medelblit announces his intention to indict him for accepting bribes ahead of the election.

31.01.2019 - 08:16 [ Haaretz ]

Benny Gantz Breaks Silence: Netanyahu Is No King, Can’t Keep Seat if Indicted

Former Israel Defense Forces chief Benny Gantz, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s biggest challenger, formally announced his candidacy for the premiership Tuesday and said his government would „strive toward peace and not miss an opportunity to achieve peace in the region.“

„Netanyahu is no king, his government sows division and incitement,“ Gantz said, speaking at the Tel Aviv Convention Center.

27.01.2019 - 06:52 [ CBS News ]

Roger Stone says campaign officials listed in indictments „have an ax to grind against me“

A longtime associate of President Trump is maintaining his innocence. Roger Stone insists he is not guilty of charges outlined in a federal indictment and he’s blasting an early-morning FBI raid on his Florida home. Stone spoke to CBS News justice and homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues.

26.01.2019 - 15:52 [ The Young Turks / Youtube ]

Trump LOSES Shutdown War And Roger Stone Is Raided And Arrested

The government shutdown has ended… for now. Trump advisor Roger Stone’s home was raided and he was promptly arrested by furloughed FBI agents.

25.01.2019 - 16:56 [ Wikileaks / Twitter ]

FULL DOC: Roger J. Stone indictment (pdf). The document reflects existing reporting on Stone, Corsi & Credico’s attempts at braggadocio in response to WikiLeaks‘ announcements. New evidence of no „back channel“ with WikiLeaks:

25.01.2019 - 16:53 [ CNN ]

Mueller indicts Roger Stone, says he was coordinating with Trump officials about WikiLeaks‘ stolen emails

Prosecutors cite text messages and emails he exchanged with the people about what Assange had, and one sent a photo of himself standing outside the Ecaudorian embassy in London, where Assange has stayed for years.
The men passed on much of the information after WikiLeaks began speaking publicly about stolen documents it had but before all had been released.
According to previous reporting, those people included radio host Randy Credico and Jerome Corsi. They are unnamed in the indictment and have not been charged with crimes.

04.01.2019 - 19:20 [ Haaretz ]

A Panicked Netanyahu Is Bracing for the Inevitable

In fact – and Bibi gets this – he will have no choice. The public will demand his resignation and some of the coalition parties will do likewise. Likud ministers who see the Promised Land looming will turn their backs on him, and maybe more than that. He will lose his ability to function, his legitimacy, the moral authority to lead a state. The land will heave, and at the end of the road the High Court of Justice will await.

04.01.2019 - 19:12 [ CNN ]

Netanyahu slams ‚brutal pressure‘ to indict him during election period

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused the Israeli media, and what he characterized as „left-wing demonstrators,“ of applying „brutal and inhuman pressure“ on Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit to issue an indictment against him „at any price.“

01.01.2019 - 21:51 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Mandelblit to decide on Netanyahu indictment, hearing before elections

Mandelblit’s spokesman also confirmed the Hadashot report which said that Mandelblit met last week to consult with a mix of former attorney-generals, Supreme Court justices and head state attorneys: Yehuda Weinstein, Meir Shamgar, Aharon Barak, Moshe Lador, Elyakim Rubinstein, Dorit Beinisch, Edna Arbel, Gavriel Bach and Zvi Zamir.

According to the report, all those present unanimously said that the decision must be published pre-election.

07.06.2018 - 10:57 [ CNBC ]

Russian leader Vladimir Putin: President Trump and I ‚regularly talk over the phone‘

Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Donald Trump talk „regularly,“ the Russian president told an Austrian news outlet ahead of his visit to Vienna.
He also addressed the possibility of a summit between the U.S. and Russia.

06.06.2018 - 15:41 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Netanyahu: Only the A-G will decide whether to indict me

(7.2.2018) “So don’t worry,” Netanyahu said sarcastically. “There will be recommendations [to indict], and also signs reading ‘Bibi is guilty until proven otherwise,’” he said, criticizing signs that were spotted at the ongoing Saturday night anti-corruption protests in Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit’s neighborhood in Petah Tikva and at Rothschild Boulevard in Tel Aviv.

29.05.2018 - 10:55 [ Times of Israel ]

AG to Sara Netanyahu: Give back state funds, then I’ll decide on indictment

Rejecting an offer made by Sarah Netanyahu’s legal team for the prime minister’s wife to pay back state funds she allegedly diverted for personal use if criminal charges against her are dropped, Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has reportedly told her lawyers that she must first give back the money, and only then will he decide on whether to indict her.

10.04.2018 - 01:40 [ Jerusalem Post ]

INDICTMENT FOR PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU’S WIFE COULD BE IMMINENT

(8.4.2018) It is likely that Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit will be filing an indictment against Sara Netanyahu imminently now that Passover is over, The Jerusalem Post has confirmed.

The exact timing, however, is still undecided and it is possible that it could take weeks, rather than days.

31.03.2018 - 01:31 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Ehud Olmert urges Netanyahu to step down, preserve dignity of office

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must resign due to his multiple criminal investigations, former prime minister Ehud Olmert said in an interview with The Jerusalem Post that will be published in next weekend’s Post Magazine.

Olmert will be speaking at The Jerusalem Post Conference in New York on April 29.