Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Wednesday that he will seek immunity from prosecution in corruption cases he’s facing.
“I will come to court and quash all the ridiculous libels against me,” Netanyahu said, according to the Jerusalem Post. “The immunity law is intended to protect elected officials from manufactured cases, and guarantee that those elected by the people can serve the people according to their will and not the will of the legal officials.”
Netanyahu made the announcement in a televised speech. In the past, he signaled that he would not need to seek immunity from parliament, saying the charges against him — made official last month — were politically motivated and wouldn’t hold up.
Netanyahu is accused of offering favors to media moguls and of getting expensive gifts and positive press in return, NPR’s Daniel Estrin and Merrit Kennedy have reported.
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