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Benjamin Netanyahu is now Israel’s longest-serving prime minister

Law and Order The Canadian Jewish News

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has become Israel’s longest-serving prime minister.
'Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has become Israel’s longest-serving prime minister.Netanyahu, 69, on Saturday surpassed the number of days as prime minister held by David Ben Gurion, the country’s first prime minister.Ben Gurion served in the office for 4,875 days, from the establishment of the state in May 1948 until early 1954, and again from November 1955 to June 1963.On Saturday, Netanyahu served 4,876 days from 1996 to 1999, and from March 2009 to the present.He faces a new election on Sep. 17 and possible indictment in three different corruption cases the following month.His election in 1996 made him the country’s youngest-ever prime minister.Twelve Israelis have served as prime minister since the founding of the state.He is the 16th longest-serving leader of a democratic country since the Second World War, according to statistics from the Israel Democracy Institute.Among those leaders are Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who as of July 20 served 5,972 days and counting; Germany’s Helmut Kohl at 5,870 days, and Canada’s Pierre Trudeau at 5,642 days. . The post Benjamin Netanyahu is now Israel’s longest-serving prime minister appeared first on The Canadian Jewish News .'

Ontario judges reject two Charter challenges of Liberal government’s sex assault reforms, passed after Ghomeshi case

Law and Order National Post

With Bill C-51 now in effect, defence lawyers have brought the first wave of Charter challenges — but two different judges ruled the regime is constitutional
'OTTAWA — Defence lawyers in two separate Ontario cases have failed to strike down the Liberal government's overhaul of sexual assault trial laws, a package of reforms widely seen in the legal community as a response to the Jian Ghomeshi trial. Read More'