Infighting Within Likud As MKs Want Committee To Discuss and Vote on Immunity for PM

In a blow to Netanyahu, Eyal Yinon, legal advisor to the Knesset, issued a report saying that although Israel was currently ruled by a transition government, nothing prevented the formation of a committee to discuss and vote on Netanyahu’s request for immunity. Reported by The Times of Israel. Read more…

Knesset speaker Yuli Edelstein, announced that he would decide on whether to approve forming a committee to discuss Benjamin Netanyahu’s request for immunity. He was waiting on an additional opinion by Yinon on whether he could block the formation of the committee. Reported by i24 News. Read more…

Alas for Netanyahu, it was not to be. Attempts to get Israel’s high court to block the report fell on deaf ears. Reported by The Times of Israel. Read more…

Edelstein decided to allow a vote to go forward regarding formation of the committee. Netanyahu was reportedly fuming over the decision. Reported by The Times of Israel. Read more…

Members of the Knesset Arrangements Committed voted in favor of establishing the committee to debate the immunity request. Reported by The Times of Israel. Read more…