"Staying in this part of the world Israeli Prime Minister. Benjamin Netanyahu wants immunity from prosecution. He was recently indicted with bribery and fraud in the three separate cases and he's now ask the Israeli parliament. The Knesset to effectively skip trial while he's still in power Hokuetsu lagoon in a televised announcement last night. Netanyahu said that the immunity law is intended to protect elected officials from being framed. Netanyahu often and calls the allegations against him a politically motivated witchhunt Yohannan plus ner in Jerusalem is the president of the Israel Democracy Institute. He's also a former member of the Knesset. Plus new says Netanyahu does not seem to have enough votes in the Knesset to get immunity but just making. The request is expected to delay the start of the trial by several months. It's unlikely that this kness it has already dissolved itself will be able to discuss this request. So we're in a very unique situation. The first time that a prime minister is under indictment for time they chooses to request immunity. First Time that the Knesset goes for a third consecutive electric without being able looking form of government and this obviously has a lot to do with the prime minister trying to avoid his legal proceedings. So you're saying he's buying time and he's buying buying time to get that majority in the Knesset that he's not been able to get so far. Yeah there were two the first round of election in April second round of elections election in September. Both around the prime minister did not gain a majority and neither did the blue and white party led by Mr Guns and surprisingly the polls now indicate it were expected to reach an outcome of a third time. So if you expect another time a third election than definitely there will be a fourth point one there. No no no. If I had to bet based on my decade and a half long experience in politics government will be one way or enough enough this suspicions against Netanyahu which became official corruption charges in late November. They first came to light in the summer of two thousand sixteen. And at the time Netanyahu said confidently that quote nothing will be found because there is nothing End Quote."