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Israel vs. Netanyahu: Corruption charges leave Israel's political survivor facing fight of his life

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBENov. 22, 2019, 12:57 PM UTCBy Saphora SmithIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is no stranger to scandal.During his decades-long dominance of Israeli politics at the helm of the Likud party, he has been chided for spending too much public money on ice cream and a personal hairdresser, escaped prosecution and fought off calls for him to step down.But Israel watchers said Thursday's indictment on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust — which comes while Netanyahu is serving as caretaker prime minister after he failed to cobble together a government last month — may just have turned the hourg ...