Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was prosecuted and acquitted on similar charges. Whether whitewash let him off the hook remains for others to decide.
For now, Netanyahu appears safe. He's too high-profile to touch. He's an unindicted war criminal. Before leaving politics, he'll have much more to answer for.
Ordinary Israelis, Palestinians, and regional Israeli opponents bear the greatest cross. So does humanity potentially. He's heading Israel over a political cliff. He's defiant and out-of-control.
Megalomania, delusions of grandeur, and racist hate define his agenda. He's a modern-day Caligula incarnation. Tyrannical harshness got him assassinated. His own Praetorian Guard did him in.
Perhaps Netanyahu will perish the same way. The sword he lives by may undo him. At stake is how much harm he'll inflict in the meantime. He's favored to get another four years to try.
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