The long-anticipated indictment of Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu on corruption charges arrived on 21 November. Many senior Israeli politicians have fallen foul of corruption allegations in the past, but Mr Netanyahu is the first sitting PM to suffer the indignity.

The indictment has been in the works for months, and Mr Netanyahu had hoped to have formed a new government before it arrived. In the end, time ran out for Mr Netanyahu who has failed to form a coalition following two elections this year (MEES, 27 September). (CONTINUED - 301 WORDS)