House Committee in Israeli parliament to convene to decide fate of Netanyahu

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 | Tag Cloud Tags: , , , , , ,

by Jordan Hilger, Worthy News Correspondent

(Worthy News) – An Israeli parliamentary committee will convene to determine the political fate of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, lawmakers decided Monday.

The Knesset voted 16-5 to create a 30-member House Committee tasked with deciding whether Netanyahu should receive immunity from charges that he bribed media for favorable coverage, which the premier has called common political practice “selectively enforce[ed]” by his political opponents.

“Many of you think, because that’s what they’ve told you, that immunity for elected officials is granted in perpetuity, that it allows you not to stand trial ever. That’s simply untrue,” Netanyahu explained after he asked the Knesset for immunity on Jan. 1. “According to the law, immunity is always temporary. It is canceled with the end of the term of the Knesset that granted it.”

The current Knesset term ends after unprecedented third Israeli elections on March 2, but the new House Committee is widely expected to reject Netanyahu’s request and see that he stand trial before he has a chance to stand for reelection.

We're being CENSORED ... HELP get the WORD OUT! SHARE!!!
Fair Use Notice:This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Worthy Christian News