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Netanyahu: Prime or Crime Minister

Israel’s leader at the centre of corruption scandals

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been in the driver’s seat on and off since 1996 and is poised to become Israel’s longest-serving leader. The veteran politician, widely known as ‘Bibi’, is also at risk of losing his grip on power after a series of corruption scandals involving him came to light. 

RT America correspondent, Anya Parampil, tracks Bibi’s rise to power from a UN ambassador with fluent American-accented English to the leader of the right-wing Likud party. She takes a look at Netanyahu’s special friendship with Washington, members of the controversial first family and ongoing investigations over alleged bribery.