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Although the law says a prime minister can only be ousted if convicted of a crime of moral turpitude, the momentum towards his demise  is building, accompanied by new reports that his wife may be charged over misuse of public funds

More Likud support emerges for Netanyahu, but key allies keep mum (Times of Israel)
Several Likud ministers have expressed public support for their leader, hours after the PM made a subtle jab at his ministers for their lacklustre support (Aug 6)

Harow ‘incriminates’ Netanyahu in corruption case – TV report (Times of Israel)
Ex-chief of staff said to tell police that he was asked to advance illicit quid pro quo deal between PM and top publisher (Aug 5)

Report: Sara Netanyahu will be indicted over alleged misuse of state funds (i24News)
Israel’s Attorney General will recommend an indictment be filed against Sara Netanyahu over the alleged misuse of public funds to pay private chefs at their residences (Aug 8)

Netanyahu’s wife seen close to being charged in expense affairs (Times of Israel)
Attorney general reportedly getting ready to indict Sara Netanyahu on four separate allegations of using hundreds of thousands of shekels of state funds for private use (Aug 7)

Netanyahu failed to learn from history and now faces a slow, painful political death (Haaretz)
YOSSI VERTER Long years in power made the prime minister overconfident, but his careless acts show he lost control of the brakes. Still, his departure is not around the corner (Aug 6)

Netanyahu, it’s time for a leave of absence (Ynet)
BEN-DROR YEMINI The State of Israel and its citizens need a full-time prime minister, not someone who divides most of his time between the interrogation rooms and his lawyers. The state’s best interest comes before the leader’s best interest (Aug 6)

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