Israeli court rules Netanyahu can form government under criminal indictment

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Decision removes last barrier to country’s longest serving leader forming unity government with former rival Benny Gantz

Israel’s top court has ruled Benjamin Netanyahu can legally form a government while under criminal indictment for corruption, paving the way for him to be sworn in as prime minister next week.

The unanimous decision, released overnight, swatted down last-ditch attempts to end the career of the country’s longest-serving leader, who has fought for the past year to keep his seat in high office.

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