Finally Netanyahu has twisted and turned his way from being vilified as a corrupt politician to accepting to co-govern the new Government of Israel.
Well its far cry from disgraced and corrupt leader with potential indictment charges to going on to push his way to this latest development. Although his court worries are not over.
In January this year he stated “At this fateful hour for the people of Israel, while I am in the US on a historic mission to shape Israel’s permanent borders and ensure our security for future generations, another Knesset show is expected to open in the immunity circus.”
He added: “Since I was not given due process, because all the rules of Knesset work were trampled on, and since the results of the procedure were pre-dictated without proper discussion, I decided not to let this dirty game continue.”
Mr Netanyahu vowed that in due course he would “shatter all the disproportionate claims made by my detractors”. “But right now, I will not allow my political opponents to use this matter to interfere with the historic move I am leading.”
Hours after the announcement, Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit filed a 78-page indictment to the Jerusalem District Court.
It was the first time a sitting Prime Minister has had criminal charges formally served in Israel’s history.
Now he has managed to accept a “workeable solution”, but he will not be allowed to govern Israel on his own. He has to do so on a 18 months rotational basis with his former rival Benny Gantz.
This power-sharing deal was conceived last month, ending a year of political deadlock in which three inconclusive elections were held.
The unity government, now sworn in, is a rarity in Israel’s politics.
Gantz says it is needed to tackle the coronavirus during “not normal times”.
But what about Netanyahu and his own battles? He is facing a corruption trial this month – the first sitting prime minister to do so.
He is also pressing ahead with a controversial plan to annex part of the occupied West Bank.