If so far, in order to allow political impeachment, legal action was required - now there is another bullying scene: the economic, in which the PM can make it difficult to obtain optimal protection Heavy matters • Opinion
The opinion farm delivered by the Mandelblit Court to the Permit Committee on Netanyahu's inability to obtain assistance in financing his legal expenses is a direct continuation of the unjustified campaign against the prime minister. But equally, it is landing another hammer blow to the public's confidence crumbs left over the system .
First, among the grounds for disqualification are teasing about the nature of the membership between the donor and the prime minister, whether it is companies that started a youth movement or after Netanyahu was already in public office. And, engaging in the amount of the requested amount, which is bound by the requirement to decide in advance what the legal defense ceiling will be, and in other words, the ceiling of justice he can claim for himself. And all this in a case where the cost of the prosecution's expenses is measured in hundreds of millions of shekels.
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Second, the timing. As with all legal proceedings against Netanyahu, one cannot help but feel that the timing of the publication of this opinion farm has also been carefully chosen. But a week ago, the prime minister dragged on a Knesset committee hearing, which attempted to impose precedent and retroactive taxation on his expenses associated with his job.
The demand to collect the tax, which began in a petition to the High Court and rolled over to the tax authority and from there to the Knesset, was presented in complete reversal as the prime minister's request for financial "benefits". And this injustice was added, in which the prime minister deals with his benefits while the rest of the public is in financial crisis. The current publication is also devoid of similar economic timing, and the fact that it is not public money and the fact that the amount of funding requested is related to a trial that is expected to be prolonged - will all be thrown into a wiping corner in reports to once again produce a bitter taste of benefits and funds.
But the public is already familiar with the method. He saw how, for the first time in legal history, he wrote suspicions, precisely on the eve of elections. He saw how an indictment was being hurriedly made, and even though it was defective, on the eve of an election. He already understands that the superstructure is legal, but the basic structure is a political world. And all he has to understand now is that the superstructure takes on a new form. If so far, in order to allow political impeachment, clear legal action has been required, there is now another bullying scene: the economic arena. Kerry: If not deposited at the polling station, will be legally rejected, and if legal success is delayed, it will be financially exhausted.
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And finally, a sizable cloud of conflict of interest is joined by the personal and public injustice. Not Netanyahu's openly request for funding assistance, but the decree of the decree, the Supreme Court, the State's Attorney, the Chief Prosecutor, without hesitation dictating to the defense the limits of the financing and the decree. And there is no higher court that can be frozen in the matter. Hatz, who trained the double nomination of the President who prevented the publication of tapes and thus the investigation of his affairs - will now begin to deal with trifles like his conflicts of interest?