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NYT: Netanyahu helped Saudi Arabia extend license to use NSO's spy software

When Saudi Arabia's license to use Pegasus expired, Bin Salman requested it renewed, and allowed Israeli planes to fly over Saudi territory.

NYT: Netanyahu OK'ed Saudi use of Pegasus software

'Netanyahu threatened me - but I don't want to see him in jail'

Prime Minister calls Religious Zionist Party chief's comments on late Supreme Court president 'despicable'. 'He hijacked Religious Zionism.'

'Netanyahu threatened me, I don't want him in jail'

'If Netanyahu leaves, the current government will disappear'

'We saw cracks in the gov't when there was talk of Netanyahu leaving politics,' former Justice Min. Ramon says.

'If Netanyahu leaves, current government will disappear'

Bennett responds to Netanyahu: He's back to sowing chaos, as usual

Bennett responds to Netanyahu's criticism of pandemic response: We’ll continue to run the country calmly and responsibly.

'Netanyahu back to sowing chaos, as usual'

Netanyahu: Bennett, Lapid do nothing while COVID rages

Opposition leader says government has abandoned Israelis in both the health and economic fields, leading to disaster.

Netanyahu: Bennett, Lapid do nothing while COVID rages

Netanyahu will not agree to plea deal which would force him to retire

Opposition leader breaks silence, says he won't agree to admission of moral turpitude, will continue to lead the Likud.

Netanyahu will not agree to plea deal in which he would retire

Olmert demands psychiatric evaluation for Netanyahu family

In ongoing defamation trial, Olmert insists his claim that Netanyahu family suffer from "mental illness" is based on fact.

Olmert demands psychiatric evaluation for Netanyahu family

Likud MK: 'I don't see us returning to a coalition with Netanyahu'

'I'll form a coalition without the United Arab List,' Likud's MK Yuli Edelstein says.

'I don't see us returning to coalition with Netanyahu'

Growing belief: Chances slim for Netanyahu plea bargain

Sources estimate chances of reaching a plea bargain with Netanyahu are slim, but neither side completely ruling it out.

Chances slim for Netanyahu plea bargain

Bibi, sign the deal

An American Jewish perspective on the proposed plea agreement. Opinion.

Bibi, sign the deal

MK Katz in closed talks: Netanyahu is on his way out, a lot quicker than you think

Likud MK makes clear he plans to run for interim Likud chairman once Netanyahu steps down.

'Netanyahu is on his way out'

Source close to A-G on Netanyahu plea bargain: Nothing is happening, nothing will happen

Netanyahu continues to consult with his lawyers, who held a telephone conversation with Mandelblit that did not lead to progress.

Source: Nothing is happening and nothing will happen

Sources close to Netanyahu: Infrastructure for plea bargain is ready

Despite ongoing discussions, no progress in talks on plea bargain for former PM.

'Infrastructure for plea bargain is ready'

MK Gafni: If Netanyahu leaves there will be new govt. by Pesach

UTJ leader says party will not join coalition if Netanyahu signs plea deal, his retirement would shake up political landscape.

MK Gafni: If Netanyahu leaves there will be new govt. by Pesach

Haredi MK: 'Everything open' if Netanyahu quits politics

Haredi MK Uri Maklev says there will be 'shock waves' if former PM Netanyahu quits politics. 'Everything will be open.'

Haredi MK: 'Everything open' if Netanyahu quits politics

Over 3 million NIS in donations to cover Netanyahu's legal fees

Mass fundraising campaign to help cover former Prime Mininster Netanyahu's legal fees collects over 3 million - and is still going strong.

Over 3 million NIS in donations to cover Netanyahu's legal fees

Who will Israel's next leader be?

When the day comes and Netanyahu retires, who could be the person to take over and what should we be looking for in him? Opinion.

Who will Israel's next leader be?

Haredi parties: We won't join coalition even if Netanyahu leaves politics

'We are faithful to the traditional public, we will not join a bad coalition,' Shas official says.

Haredi parties won't join gov't even if Netanyahu quits politics

Likud MK: Netanyahu emerges as winner even he if agrees to plea bargain

MK Shlomo Karhi: In the current state of affairs, Netanyahu emerges victorious even if he goes to plea deal.

'Netanyahu the winner even if he agrees to plea bargain'player

Report: Netanyahu to sign plea deal, retire from politics for 7 years

Former PM reportedly ready to sign deal, even one including admission of moral turpitude which would remove him from politics for 7 years.

Netanyahu to sign plea deal, take break from politics

Netanyahu authorizes attorneys to pursue plea deal

Netanyahu family still opposes plea deal, but Opposition leader said to be seriously considering it.

Netanyahu authorizes attorneys to pursue plea deal

NIS 2.5 million raised in crowdfunding campaign for Netanyahu legal expenses

Former PM 'touched by warmth' of citizens who contribute to a fund to pay his legal expenses.

Crowdfunding for Netanyahu raises NIS 2.5 million

Report: Netanyahu decides to move forward with plea bargain

Netanyahu, his family and his lawyers reportedly decide to move ahead with plea bargain.

Netanyahu decides to move forward with plea bargain

Polls show majority of country oppose Netanyahu plea bargain

Two-thirds of Likud voters want new elections once Netanyahu is gone; Nir Barkat remains the firm favorite as his successor.

Polls show majority of country oppose Netanyahu plea bargain

'Chances Netanyahu will agree to plea bargain slim at best' says senior official

Senior official in State Prosecution tells Israel National News: "Media guilty of over-hyping chances of plea bargain."

'Chances Netanyahu will agree to plea bargain slim at best'

Sara Netanyahu holding up husband's plea bargain

Opposition Leader's wife reportedly objects to possible plea bargain, refuses to accept his departure from politics.

Sara Netanyahu holding up husband's plea bargain

'Netanyahu has given up on becoming Prime Minister again'

"He's going to agree to a plea bargain, cut his losses, & retire from political life," predicts former premier's one-time strategic adviser.

'Netanyahu has given up on becoming Prime Minister again'

Crowdfunding campaign launched to cover former PM Netanyahu's legal expenses

Aim to persuade former PM not to sign plea bargain & fight for justice. Hundreds of thousands already raised.

Crowdfunding campaign to cover Netanyahu's legal expenses

Liberman: The Netanyahu plea bargain is the big bang of Israeli politics

Finance Minister: The election of Netanyahu's successor will take several months, no need to get excited.

'The Netanyahu deal is the big bang of Israeli politics'

Netanyahu may sign plea bargain next week

Aharon Barak, former Supreme Court chief justice, urges Attorney General Mandelblit not to compromise on admission of moral turpitude.

Netanyahu may sign plea bargain next week

Sources: Chances Netanyahu signs a plea bargain are 50-50

Sources say Attorney General won't budge on moral turpitude clause of plea bargain with former PM.

'50-50 chance Netanyahu signs a plea bargain'

Likud MK: 'Unrealistic for Netanyahu to admit guilt'

'It's clear we're paying a price for Netanyahu's positions, I don't think there was a real legal case,' MK Miki Zohar says.

Likud MK: 'Unrealistic for Netanyahu to admit guilt'

Report: Netanyahu unlikely to receive prison sentence

Prosecutors reportedly willing to make major concessions to Netanyahu in talks aimed at reaching plea bargain arrangement.

Report: Netanyahu unlikely to receive prison sentence

Why has Netanyahu not yet received fourth vaccine?

72-year-old opposition leader has not yet received fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine nor has he made an appointment to get one.

Why has Netanyahu not yet received fourth vaccine?

Report: Netanyahu negotiating plea deal in which he would resign

Netanyahu reportedly in negotiations with AG Mandelblit in which he would plead guilty to breach of trust, temporarily retire from politics.

Report: Netanyahu negotiating plea deal in which he would resign

Abbas to Netanyahu: You, too, agreed to stop planting in the Negev

Ra'am chairman responds to opposition leader: You agreed to recognize three Bedouin communities, take a deep breath.

'You, too, agreed to stop planting in the Negev'

Olmert faces Netanyahu family in court

Opposition Leader Netanyahu and his wife arrive in court as slander suit against ex-PM Ehud Olmert begins.

Olmert faces Netanyahu family in court

'Death to Sara, death to Yair: We're on the way'

Threatening letter sent to Netanyahu family calling for "blood in the streets of Caesarea." Former premier files police complaint.

'Death to Sara, death to Yair: We're on the way'

Netanyahu: Bennett sold the Negev. Galilee

Former Prime Minister Netanyahu attacks Electricity Law for illegal Arab homes, saying it will aid 'Palestinian vision of return.'

Netanyahu: Bennett sold the Negev. Galilee

Netanyahu to Bennett: You can't do anything right

Opposition leader slams government's response to Covid crisis, says it has no accomplishments.

Netanyahu to Bennett: You can't do anything right