Israeli High Court Lets Netanyahu Form Government, Despite Indictments

Israeli High Court Lets Netanyahu Form Government, Despite Indictments

Israeli High Court Lets Netanyahu Form Government, Despite Indictments

Israeli High Court Lets Netanyahu Form Government, Despite Indictments

JERUSALEM — Israel’s Supreme Court refused to bar Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from forming a government, unanimously ruling Wednesday that it had no legal grounds to do so and rejecting petitions that sought to disqualify him because he faces prosecution on felony corruption charges.

In a decision issued after 11 p.m., the high court also declined to block an unusual power-sharing arrangement that Mr. Netanyahu struck with Benny Gantz, the former army chief who challenged him in three straight elections before joining forces with him to avoid a fourth ballot, citing the emergency posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

This is a developing story.


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