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Trial Evasion in French

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The trial of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to begin two weeks after the election, on March 17. Based on past precedents, one can assume that if he wins the race he will not balk at making dubious trades during his coalition negotiations and tailor legislation to help him avoid conviction. Kahol Lavan chairman Benny Gantz understands this. “Netanyahu wants only one thing – to put together a coalition that will allow him to pass what he calls ‘the French law,’” which would prevent a sitting prime minister from being prosecuted – in Netanyahu’s case, even after his trial has begun.

It’s not just Gantz who understands this. The public and the media know that Netanyahu hasn’t given up on finding a way to avoid justice. Asked in an interview whether, if he succeeds in forming a government,........

© Haaretz