Behind Netanyahu's staying power

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been the target of several corruption or abuse of office investigations and his wife Sara has come under suspicion of taking bribes too.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been the target of several corruption or abuse of office investigations and his wife Sara has come under suspicion of taking bribes too.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Israeli PM seems able to survive anything politically, except for Palestinian peace talks

Countless scandals and several investigations have come up against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Now, even his wife and son have come under suspicion of taking bribes alongside him.

Even though the opposition hopes voters will turn their backs on the premier once he is indicted on corruption charges, it seems that for his followers, the first family can do no wrong.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 15, 2018, with the headline 'Behind Netanyahu's staying power'. Print Edition | Subscribe