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Netanyahu Is on His Way to a Plea Deal

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Benjamin Netanyahu is on his way to a plea deal. This is why he so badly needs “a few months” to negotiate from the position of prime minister. It is the only liquid asset he has to sell, his only security, his lifesaver.

He knows it. He wants it. He is aware of the fact he has no other choice. His family and those around him have realized that there is no other reasonable alternative. The reasons for his decision to stay in his current role as long as possible are not political. They certainly aren’t ethical or moral. They are legal, and mainly financial.

The stage of denial and defiance has ended. His incessant talk of “there won’t be anything because there was nothing” are over, as are his arrogant boasts of “wait and see.” We waited, we saw.

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Three serious indictments were filed against Netanyahu. Moreover, the spillover from the submarine affair known as Case 3000 has not reached its full potential, and the damage could be great. From the moment Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit announced his decision to file indictments, the game stopped being a political and media game, and became a race for a bargain with the law.

Netanyahu will likely remain the eternal victim in his own view and will continue acting that way. He is Alfred Dreyfus on steroids. He will keep believing that a........

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