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    Netanyahu Defiant Amid Indictment Recommendations

    He’s standing his ground. After Israeli police recommended he be indicted in two separate corruption cases, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday evening defiantly proclaimed his innocence in a televised address. Still, the embattled leader is likely to face growing calls to step down after the conclusion of lengthy probes into allegations that he traded political favors for positive coverage in a leading Israeli daily, as well as accepted pricey gifts from a Hollywood tycoon. The country’s attorney general has final say over whether Netanyahu will face charges.

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