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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at his Likud Party conference, Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017 (AP photo by Oded Balilty).

A Trio of Corruption Scandals in Israel Threaten to Derail Netanyahu’s Historic Tenure

Friday, Sept. 8, 2017

For months, some of Israel’s top political figures have been embroiled in a series of growing corruption scandals that threaten to bring down the government. Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu has also been implicated and could face increasing pressure to resign from office as the story unfolds. In an email interview, Israeli journalist Noam Sheizaf explains the backdrop of the multiple corruption investigations, what it all means for Netanyahu’s position as prime minister, and why Israel’s corruption problems date back decades.

WPR: Can you describe the current set of corruption scandals unfolding in Israel and who is involved? ...

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