Benjamin Netanyahu is the dominant Israeli politician of his generation. On the domestic and international stage, no rival comes close to the veteran Likud Party leader known widely as Bibi. Israeli police on February 13 recommended that the 68-year-old, four-term prime minister be indicted for bribery in two cases. On Friday, he was questioned in connection with a third investigation that involves the country's largest telecommunications company, Israel Radio said. In the newest investigation, known as Case 4000, police allege that the owners of Bezeq Israel Telecom provided favorable coverage of Netanyahu and his wife on a news website they controlled in return for favors from communications regulators. Both Netanyahu and the company deny any wrongdoing. It is by no means certain that Netanyahu will be indicted. The police can only make recommendations. It is now up to Israel's Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, to decide whether to press charges. That decision could take … [Read more...] about What next for Benjamin Netanyahu as corruption inquiry seeks answers?
The creation of former President Richard Nixon's "enemies list," published in newspapers across the United States in 1973, is perhaps the most well-known incident in recent history when a government publicly named its political opponents. Today, inclusion on Nixon's list is still considered a source of pride for many who opposed him, and the list included luminaries like actor Paul Newman and Pulitzer Prize-winning political journalist Mary McGory. Today in Hungary, another political leader is making lists of his enemies. And reports suggest that people are just as pleased to be included on the list as many of the nearly 200 politicians , journalists, celebrities, businessmen and others who were singled out by Nixon. Shortly after his third election victory last month, Hungarian strongman Viktor Orban, who has been accused of reducing media freedom and eroding the rule of law in his country, published his own list of so-called enemies, people he called "Soros mercenaries." … [Read more...] about Richard Nixon’s enemies list is being replicated in Orban’s Hungary, and it could have dangerous consequences
King Charles III has all eyes on him as people hold high hopes of his reign but a young girl chose to cheer up the new monarch instead of some serious advice. Australian network 7News, capturing public opinion of Charles’ reign, recently interviewed a young girl. “What advice would you give our new king? What would you like to see him do?” the interviewer asked. The prep student, named Winifred, left viewers in split with her response as she quipped: “Do a backflip.” Soon after the moment was aired on TV, it went viral on social media as netizens appeared amused by the adorable advice of the girl. One Twitter user wrote: “I would pay money to see it”. “Is the post of Princess open? Make her heir to the British Crown after Charles - she is so cute,” wrote another. This came after it was recently suggested that the King suffers from a short temper. The monarch recently raised eyebrows when he appeared to lose his cool over pens. Royal commentator Jennie Bond said: “I … [Read more...] about King Charles III receives cheerful advice from young girl