In the last decade, Israel’s prosecution has raised the threshold in crimes of breach of trust to include prison time. Anything less for Netanyahu will be a grievous violation of the principle of equivalence under the law.
The Jewish state’s current population stands at more than nine million people. With reproduction rates averaging three children per woman, the country is expected to almost double in size by 2050. And a local demographer says politicians are not doing anything to reverse that trend.
The likes of Rupert Murdoch and Larry Ellison may hugely admire Netanyahu, but they weren’t about to bankroll an entire Israeli news channel for him, leaving the former prime minister with a local consolation prize.