Music To Be Faced By Benjamin Netanyahu

And we continue to smile at the blogging desk of Caffeinated Politics.

As this week’s election results and exit polls continue to make grim reading for Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving prime minister not only faces the possible end of his political career but also a probable court appearance and potentially even jail due to allegations of corruption.

This is where we clap and do head-stands.

With 97 percent of the votes counted as of Thursday afternoon, both Netanyahu’s right-wing bloc in the Knesset and the centrist and left-wing bloc led by the Blue and White party fell short of the 61 seats needed to form a government in the 120-seat Parliament.

More cheering.

In February, Israel’s attorney general, Avichai Mandelblit, said he intended to indict Netanyahu on three separate charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust. Mandelblit is due to decide whether to formally charge Netanyahu by the end of the year after a pre-trial hearing on Oct. 2.

And cue the music.