The process that is about to unfold is perfect political theater, but also perfect comeuppance to a truly underhanded leader. Netanyahu, who is running for his fourth consecutive term as prime minister, is now entitled to a hearing to challenge the charges. If the case proceeds, (and it will) he would be the first sitting prime minister to be indicted.
As an American I hope he is expelled from office like an olive pit. His actions over the years have severely damaged a policy for a two-state solution. Last week I read news reports where he encouraged Jewish Pride, the racist party of Rabbi Meir Kahane which encourages hatred of Arabs, to enter his coalition.
Then there is the Genesis Prize, an embarrassing $1 million annual scheme that Netanyahu concocted to dole out to wealthy American Jews whom he perceives as ‘valuable’. This year’s winner is, none other than Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots. He’s just been criminally charged for paying a trafficked slave in Palm Beach to perform sex acts on him. (Wow.)