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Likud MK says Netanyahu should not accept plea bargain

Then-prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and then-culture minister Miri Regev in the Knesset on February 8, 2016. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Then-prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and then-culture minister Miri Regev in the Knesset on February 8, 2016. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Likud MK and former minister Miri Regev says that former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu should not accept a plea bargain in his ongoing corruption trial.

“I believe in his innocence, like many in Israeli society, and I’m sure that, at the end of the day, if the trial continues, the person who will stand trial will not be Netanyahu, but the attorney general and the prosecutors,” Regev tells Ynet.

Regev says she has not spoken with Netanyahu about the plea deal, which is reportedly being debated in intense negotiations between the state and the current opposition leader.

“On a personal level, I would like to see him keep going [with the trial],” Regev says, noting that the former prime minister should make the best decision for him and his family.

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