February 12, 2019

NATIONALISM RHYMES WITH CORRUPTION:

Israel's Mueller Holds Key to Netanyahu's Fate (Ivan Levingston, February 11, 2019, Bloomberg)

Handpicked by Benjamin Netanyahu, he's worked side-by-side with him for years and was raised on the nationalist philosophies that underpin his worldview. Now, the protege has become a potential adversary, holding the fate of Israel's prime minister in his hands.

This month, Attorney General Avihai Mandelblit is expected to announce whether he intends to indict Netanyahu in a tangle of corruption cases that have raised painful questions about the state of Israeli politics and the future of a deeply divided country. [...]

The allegations against Bibi, as the Israeli leader is widely known, paint a sordid picture of a man who abused his power to receive expensive gifts of champagne, cigars and jewelry and was willing to tilt laws and regulations in favor of media figures who could provide sympathetic coverage. 

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