Some Israelis Tell Netanyahu His Time is Up

Attorney General’s decision to indict Netanyahu was just what the prime minister’s opponents were waiting for

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It was the moment for which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's political opponents from across the political spectrum had been waiting.

On Thursday, for the first time in Israel's history, a sitting prime minister faced official recommendations to prosecute him for corruption.

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit made the dramatic announcement that he intends to indict Netanyahu on charges of bribery and breach of trust.

Immediately, a chorus of voices rose demanding that Netanyahu resign and spare Israel the indignity of having a sitting prime minister put on trial.

The left-leaning media was full of headlines and commentary on how Netanyahu's alleged misdealing had irreversibly tarnished the Jewish state. Some braved a winter storm to protest in front of the official Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem to insist that it was time for Netanyahu to step down.

Netanyahu has denied the charges against him and refuses to resign as prime minister. But, even if he eventually prevails in the legal battle ahead, the charges might be enough to deny Netanyahu another term as Israel's leader when the nation goes to the polls in a month.

PHOTO: A handful of protestors gather outside Netanyahu's residence in Jerusalem demanding that resign after Israel's Attorney General announced his intention to indict the prime minister on charges of corruption. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

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