- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been indicted on charges of bribery, fraud, and breach of trust.
- The worst case is an example of quid pro quo, which is eerily similar to the impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump.
- The deflection of any wrongdoing by Netanyahu and Trump is also eerily similar.
US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are staunch political allies, and now the two brash politicians find themselves fighting similar allegations of corruption.
Trump, of course, is defending his presidency against a Democrat-led impeachment inquiry. Netanyahu has been indicted on criminal charges, including bribery, fraud, and breach of trust.
While one fight is inherently political and the other criminal, it’s hard not to draw parallels between the Trump impeachment and Netanyahu indictment.
Quid Pro Quo
Quid pro quo is at the heart of both the Netanyahu indictment and the Trump impeachment inquiries. The cases are eerily similar.
The most severe case against Netanyahu, Case 4000, alleges that Netanyahu engaged in improper regulatory assistance to the tune of more than 1 billion shekels, roughly $280 million.
This regulatory assistance benefited Netanyahu’s close friend, millionaire Shaul Elovitch. Elovitch owned the Walla! News website. In exchange for the regulatory help, Walla! News provided Netanyahu with favorable coverage, even giving him veto power over news stories.
Trump Impeachment Inquiry
Trump, meanwhile, allegedly withheld military aid from Ukraine unless the Ukrainian government investigated Trump’s political rival, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
Trump & Netanyahu Resort to ‘Witch Hunt’ Defense
The common person has long been subjected to the whims of the rich and powerful. Throughout most of history, this wasn’t hard to accomplish. News traveled slow, and most people were uneducated anyway.
The internet, though far from perfect, has rendered this old…