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Netanyahu said to tell opposition party heads he won’t be signing plea bargain

Former PM Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at a right-wing rally in Jerusalem on April 6, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/FLASH90)
Former PM Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at a right-wing rally in Jerusalem on April 6, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/FLASH90)

Likud chairman Benjamin Netanyahu tells fellow heads of right-wing opposition parties that there is no longer a possibility of him signing a plea arrangement to bring his corruption trial to a close, Channel 12 reports.

Netanyahu had reportedly been in intense negotiations with the State Prosecutor’s Office to sign a deal that would have allowed him to avoid jail time in exchange for taking a significant break from politics. But the talks broke down last January.

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