The decision that could change everything – or nothing

The recommendation to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges over Case 4000, otherwise known as the Bezeq Affair, is not likely to have much of an immediate impact, but it is a step toward what could be the most dramatic development in Israeli politics in a decade.

“There will be nothing, because there is nothing,” has been Netanyahu’s mantra all along, and he repeated it again after the police released their statement on Sunday, trying to shrug off the latest development.

In the short term, Netanyahu may be right not to despair because it seems likely that he will be safe, both politically and legally, for the coming months. Continue reading

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