Benjamin Netanyahu, facing mounting legal troubles that could force him from office, gave a defiant speech to thousands of supporters in which he accused “left-wing” Israeli media of trying to topple his government through a campaign aimed at pressuring the attorney general to indict him. Echoing U.S. President Donald Trump, Netanyahu accused the media establishment of purveying “fake news” to topple a right-wing government. After months of questioning witnesses in at least four separate cases, Israeli police this month signed a plea bargain with Netanyahu’s former chief of staff, Ari Harow, who will now aid the probes. For months, Israeli television channels and newspapers have been publishing revelations regarding the probes into Netanyahu’s alleged wrongdoing, and predicting his downfall.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.