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Our recent Masthead investigation into corruption focused on the United States, but Paul Manafort’s case isn’t the only corruption scandal rocking a nation at the moment. Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is facing serious allegations of impropriety. If you don’t follow Israeli politics, the scandal might seem obscure, but it threatens one of the most consequential premierships in that country’s history. Here’s Atlantic global writer Annabelle Timsit to bring you up to speed.


A Corruption Investigation into the Israeli Prime Minister Has Metastasized in the Last Weeks

Why should I care? If Netanyahu were to resign or be forced out, it would create a power vacuum at a particularly precarious time for the region. More on that below.

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