Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu currently faces investigation, on pain of admonition, in two cases:
1. Case No. 1000, concerning the receipt of presents or gifts from business people, including Jewish businessman Arnon Milchan, in violation of the law.
2. Case No. 2000, concerning the sessions held between Netanyahu and Arnon (Noni) Mozes, owner of Yedioth Ahronoth, and involving suspicions of bribery between both parties.

Both cases bear significant political impacts on the political future of Netanyahu and his current government.
This paper argues that Netanyahu’s political future is at stake in both cases. If he avoids a charging instrument, that would usher a new era of his political life. Accordingly, he would be the sole boss (not just the Prime Minister) of Israel over the upcoming stage. These would confirm his social grassroots, presenting him as politically prosecuted more than any other prime minister or political leader in the history of Israel. As he incessantly stated, that is because of his political positions. As a result, Netanyahu would be more popular among his social, electoral and right wing grassroots. As he promised, he would remain as the leader of the right wing over the upcoming years as well as the Prime Minister for many years to come.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

MADAR CENTER

The Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies (MADAR) is an independent research centre specialising in Israeli affairs, based in Ramallah, Palestine. MADAR was established in 2000 by a group of Palestinian intellectuals and academics, including the late poet Mahmoud Darwish, Dr. Lily Feidy, Dr. Ali Jarbawi, Dr. Ahmad Harb, Mr. Walid Al-Ahmad and Mr. Akram Haniyyeh. The centre was registered as a not-for-profit organisation with the Palestinian Ministry of Interior, and obtained a research centre’s operational licensing from the Palestinian Ministry of Information.

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