- possibly as soon as May 2018, which would end the political career of the longest-serving Israeli leader since founding father David Ben-Gurion.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (photo credit: AMIR COHEN/REUTERS)
Chorev, who resigned last month under pressure from Netanyahu's allies, told The Jerusalem Post "When they [the recommendations] will be announced, they will have information such as the specific charges and a complete list of the people involved," he said, adding "Netanyahu is not running a campaign for his innocence but a campaign to keep the coalition intact. It is a political campaign, not a legal one, and so far he is succeeding. He is keeping his coalition in one piece despite very complicated investigations."
The indictment recommendations will bear "a lot of information that we didn't know - and it will cause an earthquake here."
While police recommendations in Israel aren't binding, and prosecutors can choose to proceed with indictments, an official recommendation to indict would turn Israel's political landscape on its head. Netanyahu has been questioned seven times by investigators in connection with two corruption cases.