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Netanyahu plea bargain talks reportedly restart following impasse

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left) and Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit (right). (Flash90)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left) and Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit (right). (Flash90)

Negotiations for a plea deal between former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and state prosecutor have restarted, a day after reports that they had stalled, according to Channel 13 news.

The report claims that the latest state offer for a deal includes a “moral turpitude” clause, which would bar the former premier from political life for seven years, and requires Netanyahu to serve 7-9 months of community service.

According to the report, Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has apparently rejected allowing the trial judges to rule on the moral turpitude clause and is insisting that it be included in the initial deal — the sharpest point of contention between the sides.

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