He's confident of acquittal. Weinstein compromised his integrity earlier. He's got much to answer for.
He wouldn't have brought charges unless confident of conviction. He has to accomplish something this time. What's left of his reputation depends on it.
He's still "reeling," said Haaretz, for letting former prime minister Ehud Olmert off easily. He can't afford further disgrace this time.
Critics expressed anger over speculation that Netanyahu serves as foreign minister and prime minister. He reserved the former post for Lieberman, they claim.
Doing so is seen as a prosecutorial no confidence vote. It also perhaps reflects his Yisrael Beiteinu coalition promise.
Israeli law requires disclosing what he did when a new government is formed. Challenging it in High Court may follow.
Justice won't be served either way. Clear evidence showed Lieberman committed serious crimes.
Lengthy imprisonment is warranted. So is permanent government expulsion. Expect neither. Israeli justice is more than blind. It's dead.
Palestinian children wrongly charged with stone-throwing are arrested, intimidated, tortured, fined, and at times imprisoned.
Israelis committing crimes of war, against humanity, and genocide remain free.
Netanyahu, Lieberman, and likeminded hardliners are Israel's worst. They're lawless and unrestrained. They're free to keep committing high crimes. Rogue states operate that way.
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