ISRAEL: Benjamin Netanyahu Likely To Seek Immunity

Haaretz reports:

Immunity from prosecution is a cornerstone of democracy, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was indicted in three corruption cases, said Sunday.

Netanyahu added that he would make a decision on whether he would ask the Knesset for immunity within two days. “Immunity isn’t against democracy; immunity is a cornerstone of democracy,” the prime minister told the audience at a Hanukkah event.

In November, Israel faced a first-of-its-kind situation in the country’s history when an indictment was filed against Netanyahu. He has been charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust.