Israel: No mention of indictment as Netanyahu talks Iran protests in cabinet meeting

In the first cabinet meeting since being indicted by Israel's Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit for bribery and fraud, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ignored the charges and instead discussed Iran protests. In remarks delivered to his cabinet in Jerusalem on Sunday, Netanyahu condemned Tehran’s handling of its anti-government protesters saying, «In recent weeks, they have slaughtered... Еще hundreds of Iranian citizens. This is a tyrannical regime par excellence, the image and true face of which is now being exposed to the entire world.» Netanyahu is accused of accepting gifts from businessmen in exchange for favourable press coverage. The Israeli prime minister denies the charges and says they were part of a political 'witch-hunt' to remove him from power. He has insisted he will not resign and is not legally obliged to do so.


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