The Jerusalem Post discusses Prime Minister Netanyahu’s legal woes in the wake of the police recommendation that he be indicted in two separate cases on counts of bribery, and states that “it is clear that a police recommendation to indict does not necessarily mean that the state attorney or the attorney-general will agree with the police, or that an indictment will lead to conviction.” The editor adds: “It is incumbent on the public to wait patiently until the state attorney and the attorney-general review the evidence collected by the police and make a decision,” and asserts: “Until then, the prime minister should be given the benefit of the doubt. Extending this elementary right is also in the interest of the nation. There is a country that needs to be run.”
Haaretz calls upon PM Netanyahu to heed his own demand made a decade ago to then-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, in which he argued that a prime minister sunk up to his neck in investigations has no moral or public mandate to make fateful decisions for Israel, and declares: “If Netanyahu genuinely cared about the country, rather than himself, he would resign immediately. Since he has no intention of doing so, and since his coalition partners are going along with this anomaly in order to save their seats, we can only hope that Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit comes to a decision soon. That might at least reduce the potential for Netanyahu to cause harm.”
Yediot Aharonot notes that “The growing enthusiasm in the Shiite axis over the downing of an Israeli F-16 fighter jet could prompt Syria or Iran to launch wide-scale responses to any Israeli strike in Syria or Lebanon,” but contends: “in the event of an erroneous evaluation of the Israeli intentions and abilities by Iran, Syria and Hezbollah, Israel won’t hesitate to act in full force—even at the cost of an all-out war on the northern front.”
Israel Hayom points out that according to Israeli law, a prime minister is obliged to resign only after he has been convicted and the appeals process has been exhausted, and only if a moral turpitude clause has been attached to his sentence, and states: “police recommendations and draft indictments prepared by the state attorney are not sufficient to decide the fate of a prime minister in Israel. Some entities recommend, others decide. Let’s keep it that way.”
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