Israeli Bill That Shields Netanyahu from Corruption Charges Flies Through and Clear All Hurdles

“If the bill isn’t personal and won’t influence the prime minister, why pass it hastily and under pressure?” Kulanu MK Rachel Azaria asked.

Legislation that would stop police from making recommendations to the attorney-general at the end of investigations – which opponents have said is meant to shield the prime minister from indictment on corruption charges – passed a preliminary reading 52-42 in the Knesset on Wednesday.

“Why does the police make recommendations?” asked Likud MK David Amsalem, who proposed the bill.

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