Poll shows majority of Israelis say Netanyahu should suspend himself if indicted
Two-thirds of Israeli residents participating in a recent poll on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he should take a temporary leave of absence from his post if prosecutors indict him over allegations of wrongdoing.
The Israeli legal framework stipulates that PMs may leave office for 100 days in cases in which the PM is unfit to carry out the duties of the office, such as illness, but the self-suspension clause has never been invoked for another purpose, the Jerusalem Post reported on Friday.
Some observers say the charges could force Netanyahu out of office for good.
The wide-ranging probe involving charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust “definitely” has the potential to end the head of state’s eight years in office, journalist and filmmaker Dan Cohen told Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear.
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