Netanyahu has controlled Israeli administration and policy-making process like no other politician since David Ben Gurion. This isn’t just because he’s been in government for so long.
Netanyahu directed, or in some occasions openly forced, important changes in Israel’s regional status. His regulation of relations with The Unites States was different. He also had a shifting and somehow hostile policy regarding West Bank and Gaza residents
Netanyahu has overseen the rising polarisation in societal traditions in Israel. He cemented extremist-nationalist preeminence in Israeli political sphere. the longest-serving PM is also famous for keeping Israel in regional hostility while stabilizing local condition.
Netanyahu’s policies, on the other side, welcomed the integration of an Arab party in an Israeli administration coalition. Arab parties represent the Palestinian citizens residing in Israeli occupied lands.
Book, articles, notes, investigation, and years must tell what Netanyahu’s legacy for the future generations was. Besides, Netanyahu was confidents in promising a powerful return at the Knesset. His magic might work for a come-back.
Among other legacies, one thing stands out; Crimes of Netanyahu. From those filed inside Israel and those under investigations outside to the issue never addressed, there are a lot of reasons trying Netanyahu for a fat criminal case.
Corruptions; Cases 1000, 2000, 4000
Benjamin Netanyahu already received indictment on multiple crimes including fraud, bribery, and breach of trust, Netanyahu has been in trial process over the past months for cases 1,000, 2,000, and 4,000.
Crimes of Netanyahu, Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit said, comprises of accepting a collection of gifts from the two businessmen. “Cigar boxes and cases of champagne” are among the mostly received gifts.
The indictment says the gifts were worth more than $200,000. The timing and type of gifts amounted for a ‘supply channel’. Among the crimes of Netanyahu, case 1000 charged him with Fraud and breach of trust.
Case 2000 involves secret meetings between Netanyahu and Arnon Mozes, a billionaire who is the controlling stockholder of the Ynet news and its parental company. media company, which publishes a significant Israeli daily. Yedioth Ahronoth media group publishes the best-selling newspaper in Israel.
According to the attorney general’s charge statement, despite ” deep hostility between the two individuals, Netanyahu and Mozes met for three times during the 6-year span ending in 2014.
In most recent round of talks, a legislative measure was being discussed that would have reduced the distribution of Israel Hayom, an independent daily owned by Sheldon Adelson, a longstanding backer of Mr. Netanyahu. Crimes of Netanyahu in this case also includes Fraud and breach of trust.
Case 4000 involves what the attorney general refers to as a “reciprocal agreement” between Netanyahu and Shaul Elovitch. Elovitch is the main stakeholder in Israeli Bezeq. Bezaq controlled the outlet ‘Walla’.
The indictment says Mr. Elovitch placed considerable and ongoing pressure on the director-general of Walla to modify its coverage. This means Netanyahu, communications minister from 2014 to 2017, has pushed for favorable coverage through political and financial influence. Crimes of Netanyahu in this case includes Bribery, fraud and breach of trust.
Crimes Against Humanity
Apart from local cases for corruption, Netanyahu face multiple potential convictions for international interventions. Crimes of Netanyahu ranges from violence, massacre, killing civilians, and breaching international laws regarding the settlements and annexation of the West Bank.
Early in March, the International Criminal Court opened an investigation case regarding Israel’s war crimes against Palestinians in Gaza and West Bank. ICC probe focuses mainly on Gaza war in 2014.
In a preliminary findings published by ICC, the court uses the following as the reasons behind opening the probe: “intentionally launching disproportionate attacks in relation to at least three incidents which the Office has focused on; willful killing and willfully causing serious injury to body or health; intentionally directing an attack against objects or persons using the distinctive emblems of the Geneva Conventions.”
The same document also says occupation of the West Banks amounts to war crimes. ICC also names numerous other allegations against Israel.
The Prime Minister, commander, and, by all means, the main policy-maker behind these crimes is Benjamin Netanyahu. Crimes of Netanyahu fills multi-volume books and is not limited to, while centered on, Gaza and West Bank.
ICC probe may be a main challenge for the new Prime Minister. Nevertheless, it must also be a hazardous base of conviction for the former one. Addressing Crimes of Netanyahu might hinder further crimes of the same type. Investigation on a crime without considering the commanders and the perpetrators will find no way to truth, neither to justice.