Netanyahu Plea Deal Could Bar Him From Politics for 7 Years

Israeli prosecutors believe former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could sign a plea deal on corruption-related charges, a move that would exclude him from public office for seven years, the Jerusalem Post reports.

Netanyahu, the Israeli opposition leader, has been secretly negotiating a deal for weeks with outgoing Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, according to media reports. A treaty, though, would bring about the collapse of the current government and, “will be seen as a great victory for the camp that has been trying for a decade to defeat its greatest political threat,” writes Israel Hayom’s Moti Tuchfeld.  

Many of Netanyahu’s supporters in Likud, the major center-right to right-wing political party, are urging him to fight, including his wife and son, reports Axios.

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