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Netanyahu withdraws immunity application in parliament

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has withdrawn his request for law enforcement immunity. Netanyahu wrote on his Facebook page today that he communicated this to Parliament President July Edelstein. Netanyahu accused his political opponents of a „dirty game“ and said he would refute all allegations of corruption.

Without immunity, Netanyahu is expected to face a corruption process soon. The process could possibly start even before the March 2 election.

A session on Netanyahu’s immunity application should start this morning in Parliament. A vote was planned to set up a Knesset committee to decide on the immunity of the 70-year-old. However, his prospects were considered very bad.

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„At this fateful hour for the Israeli people, while I am on a historic mission in the United States to set Israel’s permanent borders and ensure Israel’s security for generations to come, another circus performance should begin in the Knesset to help me Depriving immunity, ”Netanyahu wrote.

US President Donald Trump later wanted to present the basics of his long-awaited Middle East plan in a joint press conference with Netanyahu.